Design Verification Engineer Salary

Design Verification Engineers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $95K per year. In the world of Design Verification Engineers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $16K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $11K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $71K and $140K. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is career duration, though the particular city and the particular employer have a (lesser) impact as well. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The vast majority of Design Verification Engineers (85 percent) survey respondents are men. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$69,829 - $133,062
(Median)
$70K
$95K
$130K
MEDIAN: $95,224
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$27.17 - $66.98
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$27
$37
$67
MEDIAN: $37.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$69,829 - $133,062  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,349  
Profit Sharing
$1,935 - $10,599  
Commission
$11,500  
Total Pay (?
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).
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$71,100 - $140,235  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 412
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$27.17 - $66.98  
   
Overtime
$48.65  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,349  
   
Commission
$11,500  
Profit Sharing
$1,935 - $10,599  
Total Pay (?
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).
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$71,100 - $140,235  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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Job Description for Design Verification Engineer

A design verification engineer works to debug and verify designs and potential products as needed by their company. They attempt to identify and solve as many problems as possible with a product before its public launch; this includes using products in other ways than intended use to identify safety concerns, design flaws, and problem areas. A design verification engineer must be able to work on a wide range of projects in a variety of areas.

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Design Verification Engineer Tasks

  • Create scripts to automate and test processes.
  • Write verification plans, test them and improve methodologies and toolsets.
  • Develop verification environments and processes.
  • Explain and communicate verification needs and results.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Design Verification Engineer


Design Verification Engineers fill the offices of leading firms Intel Corporation, Broadcom Corporation, International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., and Apple Computer, Inc. Design Verification Engineers flock to International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $124K lead the pack in compensation.

Popular Skills for Design Verification Engineer


Design Verification Engineers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Python, SystemVerilog, verilog, and Perl are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include System Verilog, C, and C++. For most people, competency in C++ indicates knowledge of Perl.

Pay by Experience Level for Design Verification Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $88K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $106K. Design Verification Engineers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $128K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $137K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $97,792

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

For Design Verification Engineers, working in the bustling city of Santa Clara has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Design Verification Engineers will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+16 percent), Cupertino (+7 percent), Sunnyvale (+5 percent), and Boston (+2 percent). Falling short of the national average by 19 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Dallas. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Fort Collins (13 percent less) and Raleigh (8 percent less).

Design Verification Engineer Reviews

What is it like working as a Design Verification Engineer?

Design Verification Engineer in San Jose:
"Nice team however the product is not doing good in market."
Pros: Team mates are very experienced and highly motivating.
Cons: The possibility to learn new things is not vast. We are made to work on same tasks over spread of different projects with minor modifications.

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Experience Affects Design Verification Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$98,000


Skills That Affect Design Verification Engineer Salaries

Python
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SystemVerilog
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verilog
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National Average
$98,000

Perl
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Verilog Vhdl
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uvm
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C++
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Board Design / Debug
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C
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System Verilog
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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