Design Verification Engineer Salary

Design Verification Engineers receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $103K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. With some bonuses approaching $20K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $13K, overall incomes of Design Verification Engineers spread between $77K and $153K depending on individual performance. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by career duration, followed by geography and the individual firm. Most Design Verification Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Men account for the majority of Design Verification Engineers who responded to the questionnaire — 80 percent to be exact. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$75,330 - $138,080
$75K
$100K
$140K
MEDIAN: $103,333
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50%
90%

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$34.73 - $66.33
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MEDIAN: $36.01
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$75,330 - $138,080  
   
Bonus
$994 - $20,026  
Profit Sharing
$811 - $13,339  
Total Pay (?
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$76,762 - $153,424  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 252
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$36.01  
   
Overtime
$51.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$994 - $20,026  
   
Profit Sharing
$811 - $13,339  
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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$76,762 - $153,424  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8

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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

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

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Popular Employer Salaries for Design Verification Engineer


Intel Corporation, Broadcom Corporation, International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., and Qualcomm Inc are top-notch employers for Design Verification Engineers in this area. International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. offers the largest salaries in town — $124K on average.

Popular Skills for Design Verification Engineer


Survey results imply that Design Verification Engineers deploy a deep pool of 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 26 percent, 24 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include C, C++, and Board Design / Debug. For most people, competency in Perl indicates knowledge of C++.

Pay by Experience Level for Design Verification Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Design Verification Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Design Verification Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $94,000 based on 151 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Design Verification Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $115,000 based on 79 salaries. An experienced Design Verification Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $139,000 based on 63 salaries. A Design Verification Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $143,000 based on 14 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $107,613

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With a pay rate for Design Verification Engineers that is 21 percent greater than the national average, Santa Clara offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Design Verification Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Sunnyvale (+18 percent), San Jose (+12 percent), San Diego (+3 percent), and Austin (+2 percent). Compared to the national average, Dallas Design Verification Engineers have considerably lower salaries, 23 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Fort Collins (22 percent lower) and Raleigh (16 percent lower).

Design Verification Engineer Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Design Verification Engineer

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Design Verification Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
▲33%

▲29%

▲7%

National Average
$108,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Design Verification Engineer Salaries

uvm
▲26%

SystemVerilog
▲24%


▲4%

▲2%

National Average
$108,000

▼2%


System Verilog
▼8%

Python
▼9%



C++
▼13%

C
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 6%