Design Verification Engineers in the United States can expect to earn a very generous salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $102K) surpassing six figures annually. Overall cash earnings for Design Verification Engineers stretch from $76K on the lower end to $150K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $20K from bonuses and $13K from profit sharing. This group's pay is mainly influenced by career length, followed by geography and the specific company. The majority of Design Verification Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Design Verification Engineers who answered the questionnnaire. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$73,822 - $137,836
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$74K
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MEDIAN: $101,711
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$73,822 - $137,836  
   
Bonus
$978 - $19,856  
Profit Sharing
$916 - $13,315  
Total Pay (?
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$75,854 - $149,845  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 270
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$35.65  
   
Overtime
$52.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$978 - $19,856  
   
Profit Sharing
$916 - $13,315  
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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$75,854 - $149,845  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 7
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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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Known for taking on a considerable number of Design Verification Engineers, Intel Corporation, Broadcom Corporation, International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., Apple Computer, Inc, and Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. are leading firms in the industry. 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 seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, facility with uvm, SystemVerilog, and Engineering Design, Semiconductor are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 24 percent, 16 percent, and 11 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like C, C++, and Board Design / Debug. Most people familiar with Perl also know C++.

Pay by Experience Level for Design Verification Engineer

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


Design Verification Engineers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Inexperienced workers earn around $93K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years pull down a much higher average of $116K. For Design Verification Engineers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $138K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $146K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $105,927

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

For Design Verification Engineers, Santa Clara provides a pay rate that is 16 percent greater than the national average. Design Verification Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Jose (+8 percent), San Diego (+6 percent), Austin (+3 percent), and Irvine (+2 percent). Design Verification Engineers in Dallas make 23 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Fort Collins and Raleigh (20 percent lower and 15 percent lower, respectively).

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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
$106,000


Skills That Affect Design Verification Engineer Salaries

uvm
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SystemVerilog
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verilog
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Perl
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Verilog Vhdl
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National Average
$106,000


System Verilog
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Python
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Board Design / Debug
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C++
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C
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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