What am I worth?
Get a free salary report »
What should I pay?
Pay the right way »

Design Verification Engineer Salary

Design Verification Engineers in the United States take home approximately $96K annually on average. Final cash compensation to Design Verification Engineers varies from around $70K to approximately $140K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $16K and $10K, respectively. Career duration is the main element affecting pay for this group — geography and the particular employer are driving factors as well. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Design Verification Engineers. Male Design Verification Engineers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$69,370 - $132,782
(Median)
$69K
$96K
$130K
MEDIAN: $95,625
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$26.96 - $72.50
(Median)
$27
$38
$72
MEDIAN: $38.00
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$69,370 - $132,782  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,568  
Profit Sharing
$993 - $10,067  
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).
)
$70,474 - $140,354  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 386
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$26.96 - $72.50  
   
Overtime
$39.25 - $67.25  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,568  
   
Profit Sharing
$993 - $10,067  
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).
)
$70,474 - $140,354  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 14

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

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.

Read More...

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.

Design Verification Engineer Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Popular Employer Salaries for Design Verification Engineer


Although Broadcom Corporation leads the field in pay with a median salary of $109K, employees there receive a wide spread of salaries, from $79K on the low end all the way up to $149K at the top.

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. offers the lowest pay, with a median salary of just $97K. The pay scale doesn't vary widely, either; compensation ranges from $68K to $139K.

Popular Skills for Design Verification Engineer


Design Verification Engineers seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Board Design / Debug, SystemVerilog, verilog, and Perl are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include 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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Although inexperienced employees take home approximately $87K, those who have five to 10 years under their belts benefit from a six-figure median of $103K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Design Verification Engineers make a median salary of $127K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $139K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Design Verification Engineers, working in the bustling city of Santa Clara has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Design Verification Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Diego (+15 percent), Cupertino (+7 percent), San Jose (+3 percent), and Sunnyvale (+3 percent). The lowest-paying market is Dallas, which sits 26 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Folsom and Austin (7 percent lower and 3 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.

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Experience Affects Design Verification Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 41%



National Average
$99,000


Skills That Affect Design Verification Engineer Salaries

Board Design / Debug
up arrow 1%

verilog
0%

SystemVerilog
0%

National Average
$99,000

Perl
up arrow 1%

Verilog Vhdl
up arrow 2%

uvm
up arrow 3%

C++
up arrow 5%

C
up arrow 6%

System Verilog
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 5%
ADVERTISEMENT