ASIC Engineer Salary
Average pay for ASIC Engineers in the United States is more than reasonable, with annual salaries pushing past the six-figure mark ($111K). Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most ASIC Engineers. Male ASIC Engineers are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 69 percent of professionals. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to most. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
|Salary||$78,732 - $143,602|
|Bonus||$1,987 - $20,134|
|Total Pay (||$74,350 - $157,342|
Job Description for ASIC Engineer
ASIC (application-specific integrated circuit) engineers work to design microchips for specific applications, such as transmission protocols, hand-held computers, and smartphones. Their work is different than that of engineers who work with general integrated circuits, such as microprocessors and random-access memory chips in personal computers. They generally work for companies in electronics, defense, and aerospace, as well as government institutions, and work with architecture, design, implementation, and system integration of a wide variety of integrated circuits.Read More...
A bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or a related field is generally required for this position, and some employers may prefer candidates who have master's degrees and/or prior research experience. ASIC engineers who work for technology companies are often required to pass security clearance due to Export Control restrictions related to high-technology products. Many employers also require candidates to be U.S. Citizens or Lawful Permanent Resident of the United States. ASIC engineers may also be responsible for various projects and project management (planning, schedule, budget, cost and scope control, and risk management). They may interact with outside clients in addition to internal clients from other departments of their companies.
ASIC engineers work closely with employees of departments such as electrical design, mechanical design, and others which work on the same projects. They must work well in team-oriented environments and maintain confidentiality, and may be required to travel on occasion. Excellent interpersonal skills and oral and written communications skills are highly beneficial.
ASIC Engineer Tasks
- Define and coordinate corrective action changes.
- Write documentation and test specifications.
- Research, design, develop, and test computer or computer-related equipment.
- Provide technical support to team members.
Pay by Experience Level for ASIC Engineer
Pay by Experience for an ASIC Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level ASIC Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $97,000 based on 17 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An ASIC Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $111,000 based on 10 salaries. An experienced ASIC Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $146,000 based on 8 salaries. An ASIC Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $126,000 based on 8 salaries.
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