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Design Verification Engineer Salary

Pay for Design Verification Engineers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $96K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $16K and $10K, respectively — total cash payment to Design Verification Engineers can bottom out near $70K or peak near $140K depending on individual performance. This group's pay is mainly influenced by career duration, followed by geography and the individual firm. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. There are far more male Design Verification Engineers survey respondents than women, making up 85 percent. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Design Verification Engineers — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$69,108 - $132,533
(Median)
$69K
$96K
$130K
MEDIAN: $95,542
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50%
90%

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$27.17 - $66.98
(Median)
$27
$38
$67
MEDIAN: $37.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$69,108 - $132,533  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,911  
Profit Sharing
$1,026 - $10,101  
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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$70,266 - $140,043  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 380
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$27.17 - $66.98  
   
Overtime
$41.27 - $66.68  
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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,911  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,026 - $10,101  
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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$70,266 - $140,043  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 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


Although Broadcom Corporation heads up the field in terms of compensation, offering the highest median salary at $109K, pay at this particular employer still varies considerably, running the full spectrum from $79K to $149K.

Intel Corporation reports the lowest median salary in the area (it's only $100K) but some workers make up to $139K, indicating a rather large gap in employee earnings.

Popular Skills for Design Verification Engineer


Design Verification Engineers report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Board Design / Debug, verilog, SystemVerilog, and Perl are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include System Verilog, C, and C++. Those familiar with C++ also tend to 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 rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Inexperienced workers earn around $87K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years pull down a much higher average of $103K. Design Verification Engineers see a median salary of $126K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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


Surpassing the national average by 13 percent, Design Verification Engineers in Santa Clara receive some of the highest pay in the country. Design Verification Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Diego (+12 percent), Cupertino (+8 percent), San Jose (+3 percent), and Sunnyvale (+3 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Design Verification Engineer's salary, with Dallas Design Verification Engineers earning salaries that are 25 percent less than the national average. Folsom and Austin are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 9 percent lower and 1 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
up arrow 41%



National Average
$98,000


Skills That Affect Design Verification Engineer Salaries

Board Design / Debug
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verilog
up arrow 1%

SystemVerilog
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Perl
0%

National Average
$98,000

Verilog Vhdl
up arrow 2%

uvm
up arrow 3%

C++
up arrow 5%

C
up arrow 5%

System Verilog
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 60 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 5%