Principal Engineer, Semiconductor Salary (United States)

A Principal Engineer, Semiconductor earns an average salary of $126,817 per year. A skill in Matlab is associated with high pay for this job. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Principal Engineer, Semiconductor Salary (?
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$90,498 - $157,053
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$90,498 - $157,053  
   
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$2,067 - $36,630  
Profit Sharing
$1,466 - $23,270  
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$96,763 - $176,212  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 212
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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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$136,000
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Experience Affects Principal Engineer, Semiconductor Salaries

Late-Career
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$136,000
Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Principal Engineer, Semiconductor Salaries

Matlab
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Verilog Vhdl
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C++
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verilog
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C
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Engineering Design
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National Average
$136,000
Engineering Design, Semiconductor
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Gender

Female
4%
female alumni
 
Male
96%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
55%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 97% dental benefits Dental: 91%
vision benefits Vision: 80% employee benefits None: 1%
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