Principal Engineer, Semiconductor Salary (United States)

A Principal Engineer, Semiconductor earns an average salary of $124,681 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Verilog Vhdl and Matlab. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Principal Engineer, Semiconductor Total Pay (?
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$90,259 - $155,654
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$90,259 - $155,654  
   
Bonus
$2,032 - $34,600  
Profit Sharing
$1,380 - $24,730  
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$94,644 - $173,853  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 235
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Job Description for Principal Engineer, Semiconductor
  • Maintain and repair semiconductor process equipment.
  • Inspect completed projects to ensure conformance with design standards.
  • Design, maintain, implement, and improve electrical instruments and equipment.
  • Advise process staff and vendors on aspects of semiconductor process technology.
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San Jose
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Portland
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$132,000
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Experience Affects Principal Engineer, Semiconductor Salaries

National Average
$132,000
Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Principal Engineer, Semiconductor Salaries

Verilog Vhdl
up arrow 14%
Matlab
up arrow 12%
C
up arrow 5%
C++
up arrow 5%
verilog
up arrow 5%
Engineering Design
up arrow 2%
UNIX
0%
National Average
$132,000
Windows Operating System General Use
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Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Excel
up arrow 6%
Engineering Design, Semiconductor
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Gender
Female
5%
female alumni
 
Male
95%
male alumni
Years of Experience
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
53%
20 years or more
28%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 97% dental benefits Dental: 90%
vision benefits Vision: 80% employee benefits None: 1%
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