Experienced Principal Engineer, Semiconductor Salary

Average pay for Experienced Semiconductor Principal Engineers is more than reasonable, with annual salaries pushing past the six-figure mark ($138K). With some bonuses approaching $31K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $39K, overall incomes of Experienced Semiconductor Principal Engineers spread between $106K and $195K depending on individual performance. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn vision coverage. Most Experienced Semiconductor Principal Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$99,573 - $175,967
MEDIAN: $137,240

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Salary $99,573 - $175,967
Bonus $4,959 - $30,967
Profit Sharing $979 - $39,453
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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).
$105,726 - $200,301
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 124

Principal Engineer, Semiconductor Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $150,928

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Experienced Semiconductor Principal Engineers, busy Santa Clara offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 11 percent above the national average. Experienced Semiconductor Principal Engineers will also find cushy salaries in San Jose (+10 percent) and Austin (+6 percent). In Irvine, salaries are 12 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

Key Stats for Principal Engineer, Semiconductor


2 %
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
10-19 years
20 years or more

Skills That Affect Principal Engineer, Semiconductor Salaries

C programming Language

Engineering Design

National Average

Verilog Vhdl

Engineering Design, Semiconductor



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.


2 %
98 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
vision benefits
Vision: 83%
no benefits
None: 7%