A Principal Engineer, Semiconductor earns an average salary of $124,038 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.
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$90,552 - $154,902
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$90,552 - $154,902  
   
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$2,075 - $35,584  
Profit Sharing
$1,466 - $23,270  
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$95,355 - $172,897  
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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

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

Verilog Vhdl
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Matlab
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C
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C++
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UNIX
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Engineering Design
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National Average
$132,000
Microsoft Excel
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Gender
Female
4%
female alumni
 
Male
96%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
54%
20 years or more
28%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 97% dental benefits Dental: 90%
vision benefits Vision: 80% employee benefits None: 3%
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