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Principal Engineer, Semiconductor Salary (United States)

A Principal Engineer, Semiconductor earns an average salary of $127,631 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Principal Engineer, Semiconductor Salary (?
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$90,733 - $158,004
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MEDIAN: $127,631
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National Salary Data

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$90,733 - $158,004  
   
Bonus
$2,895 - $36,920  
Profit Sharing
$1,963 - $23,672  
Total Pay (?
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).
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$96,513 - $178,413  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 186
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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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Santa Clara
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$139,000
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Experience Affects Principal Engineer, Semiconductor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%
National Average
$139,000
Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Principal Engineer, Semiconductor Salaries

Matlab
up arrow 9%
Verilog Vhdl
up arrow 9%
C
up arrow 6%
verilog
up arrow 6%
C++
up arrow 4%
Engineering Design
0%
National Average
$139,000
Engineering Design, Semiconductor
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
4%
female alumni
 
Male
96%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
54%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 97% dental benefits Dental: 93%
vision benefits Vision: 80% employee benefits None: 1%