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Principal Engineer, Semiconductor Salary

A Principal Engineer, Semiconductor earns an average salary of $128,492 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$92,037 - $158,118
MEDIAN: $128,492

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$92,037 - $158,118  
$2,878 - $31,164  
Profit Sharing
$2,027 - $20,542  
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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).
$97,524 - $177,971  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 174

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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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Experience Affects Principal Engineer, Semiconductor Salaries

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Skills That Affect Principal Engineer, Semiconductor Salaries

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Engineering Design

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.


4 %
96 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 93%
vision benefits Vision: 84% employee benefits None: 2%