Experienced Principal Engineer, Semiconductor Salary

The average Experienced Semiconductor Principal Engineer can expect to rake in roughly $140K annually. Total cash compensation to Experienced Semiconductor Principal Engineers bottoms out near $109K and approaches $195K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $31K from bonuses and almost $39K from profit sharing. Most Experienced Semiconductor Principal Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Nearly all receive medical and dental insurance and most get vision insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$101,295 - $175,178
MEDIAN: $139,878

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$101,295 - $175,178  
$4,894 - $30,837  
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).
$109,162 - $194,934  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 118

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $150,293

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Home to some of the best pay for Experienced Semiconductor Principal Engineers, Santa Clara offers exceptional salaries, 11 percent above the national average. Experienced Semiconductor Principal Engineers will also find cushy salaries in San Jose (+9 percent) and Austin (+6 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 12 percent south of the national average, can be found in Irvine.

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

Engineering Design

National Average

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: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 91%
vision benefits
Vision: 85%
no benefits
None: 4%