Design Verification Engineer Salary

Pay for Design Verification Engineers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $96K per year. Total incomes of Design Verification Engineers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $15K from bonuses and close to $10K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $71K and $140K. This group's pay is mainly influenced by career length, followed by the particular city and the particular employer. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. There are far more male Design Verification Engineers survey respondents than women, making up 85 percent. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$69,503 - $132,653
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$70K
$96K
$130K
MEDIAN: $96,066
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$27.17 - $66.98
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$67
MEDIAN: $37.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$69,503 - $132,653  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,399  
Profit Sharing
$997 - $10,033  
Total Pay (?
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$70,555 - $139,536  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 385
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Hourly Rate
$27.17 - $66.98  
   
Overtime
$39.25 - $67.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,399  
   
Profit Sharing
$997 - $10,033  
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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$70,555 - $139,536  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | 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 seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Broadcom Corporation, where the median salary comes to $109K, though the large pay difference between employees at the top ($79K) and those starting out ($149K) creates a rather diverse pay scale.

Popular Skills for Design Verification Engineer


Design Verification Engineers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in SystemVerilog, Board Design / Debug, verilog, and Perl are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like System Verilog, C++, and C. Most people who know C++ also know Perl.

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. Individuals with less than five years' experience take home around $87K. In contrast, though, people who have been on the job for five to 10 years report a six-figure median of $103K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $125K in this role. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $137K.

Pay Difference by 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 will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+14 percent), Cupertino (+7 percent), Sunnyvale (+4 percent), and San Jose (+2 percent). Design Verification Engineers' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Design Verification Engineers in Dallas bring in salaries that are 22 percent lower than the national average. Raleigh and Folsom are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 9 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively.

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
$99,000


Skills That Affect Design Verification Engineer Salaries

verilog
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Board Design / Debug
0%

SystemVerilog
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National Average
$99,000

Perl
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Verilog Vhdl
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uvm
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C++
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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 55 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

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