Average total pay: $109,223For: Electrical Design Engineer*
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About to turn 77 this year, TI makes semiconductors that power cell phones, cameras and computers. Two-thirds of employees work at TI's Dallas headquarters, though it has operations in more than 25 countries around the world.
Base pay is augmented by profit sharing payouts which go to 100 percent of employees. Employee contributions to 401k plans are matched dollar-for-dollar up to 4 percent of pay. About one-third of employees are also eligible for year-end bonuses, and 39 percent of employees were awarded stock options in 2005.
*Most common salaried job
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