Design Verification Engineer Salary

Design Verification Engineers in the United States take home approximately $95K annually on average. In the world of Design Verification Engineers, overall income ranges from $71K near the bottom to $140K at the top; this can include more than $16K from bonuses and more than $11K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Experience level is the main element affecting pay for this group — geography and the specific company are driving factors as well. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Men make up the vast majority of Design Verification Engineers (85 percent) who took the survey. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$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


Intel Corporation, Broadcom Corporation, International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., and Apple Computer, Inc are all popular places to work. 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 put a diverse skill set to use. 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++. Most people skilled in C++ are similarly competent in Perl.

Pay by Experience Level for Design Verification Engineer

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


For many Design Verification Engineers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $88K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $106K. Design Verification Engineers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $128K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $137K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $97,792

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

For those looking to make money, Design Verification Engineers in Santa Clara enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 21 percent above the national average. Design Verification Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Diego (+16 percent), Cupertino (+7 percent), Sunnyvale (+5 percent), and Boston (+2 percent). With compensation 19 percent below the national average, Dallas is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers pay around 13 percent less in Fort Collins and 8 percent less in Raleigh, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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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