Design Verification Engineer Salary

Design Verification Engineers in the United States can expect to earn a very generous salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $105K) surpassing six figures annually. Total cash compensation to Design Verification Engineers bottoms out near $79K and approaches $155K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $20K from bonuses and almost $13K from profit sharing. This group's pay is mainly influenced by career length, followed by geography and the specific company. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. For the most part, Design Verification Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. There are far more male Design Verification Engineers survey respondents than women, making up 81 percent. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$77,005 - $141,090
$77K
$100K
$140K
MEDIAN: $104,831
10%
50%
90%

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$35.22 - $56.25
$37
MEDIAN: $37.23
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$0$155K
Salary $77,005 - $141,090
Bonus $991 - $20,055
Profit Sharing $870 - $13,487
Total Pay (?
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$78,668 - $155,204
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 251
Hourly Data $0$56
Hourly Rate $37.23
Overtime $50.81
Annual Data $0$155K
Bonus $991 - $20,055
Profit Sharing $870 - $13,487
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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$78,668 - $155,204
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 9

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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


Design Verification Engineers flock to Intel Corporation, Broadcom Corporation, International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., and Qualcomm Inc, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Heading up the field in terms of compensation, International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. offers the most; Design Verification Engineers earn $124K on average there.

Popular Skills for Design Verification Engineer


Design Verification Engineers report using 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 24 percent, 22 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include C, C++, and Board Design / Debug. It is often found that people who know Perl are also skilled in 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: $109,268

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

For Design Verification Engineers, busy Santa Clara offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 19 percent above the national average. Design Verification Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Sunnyvale (+16 percent) and San Jose (+11 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Design Verification Engineers is geography, with workers in Dallas earning a whopping 24 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Fort Collins (23 percent less) and Raleigh (18 percent less).

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
19 %
Male
81 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Design Verification Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
▲31%

▲27%

▲5%

National Average
$109,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect Design Verification Engineer Salaries

uvm
▲24%

SystemVerilog
▲22%


▲2%

▲1%

National Average
$109,000

▼4%


System Verilog
▼10%

Python
▼10%



C++
▼15%

C
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: 8%
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