Experienced Principal Engineer, Semiconductor Salary

For Experienced Semiconductor Principal Engineers, yearly average wages total $143K annually. Total cash earnings of Experienced Semiconductor Principal Engineers range from $106K on the low end to $199K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $31K and $39K, respectively. Most Experienced Semiconductor Principal Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all receive medical and dental insurance and most get vision insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$99,786 - $174,648
MEDIAN: $142,816

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National Salary Data (?
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$99,786 - $174,648  
$4,905 - $30,694  
Profit Sharing
$1,030 - $38,541  
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XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
$106,462 - $198,535  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 113
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $151,509

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For Experienced Semiconductor Principal Engineers, working in the bustling city of Santa Clara has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Experienced Semiconductor Principal Engineers will also find cushy salaries in San Jose (+8 percent) and Austin (+5 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Irvine, 13 percent below the national average.

Key Stats for Principal Engineer, Semiconductor


3 %
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
10-19 years
20 years or more
Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Principal Engineer, Semiconductor Salaries

C programming Language

National Average

Engineering Design

Verilog Vhdl

Engineering Design, Semiconductor



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.


3 %
98 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
vision benefits
Vision: 84%
dental benefits
None: 7%