Salaries for Design Verification Engineers in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($103K) per year. Total cash compensation to Design Verification Engineers bottoms out near $76K and approaches $153K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $20K from bonuses and almost $13K from profit sharing. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is career length, though the particular city and the particular employer have a (lesser) impact as well. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Design Verification Engineers who answered the questionnnaire. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Most Design Verification Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$74,177 - $139,505
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MEDIAN: $102,829
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$34.73 - $66.33
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$74,177 - $139,505  
   
Bonus
$989 - $19,841  
Profit Sharing
$924 - $12,952  
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$76,344 - $152,655  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 270
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Hourly Rate
$36.20  
   
Overtime
$52.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$989 - $19,841  
   
Profit Sharing
$924 - $12,952  
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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$76,344 - $152,655  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8

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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


Known for taking on a considerable number of Design Verification Engineers, Intel Corporation, Broadcom Corporation, International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., and Qualcomm Inc are leading firms in the industry. 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


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, facility with uvm, SystemVerilog, and Engineering Design, Semiconductor are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 28 percent, 20 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include C, C++, and Board Design / Debug. Most people skilled in Perl are similarly competent in C++.

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. Individuals with less than five years' experience take home around $93K. In contrast, though, people who have been on the job for five to 10 years report a six-figure median of $115K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Design Verification Engineers make a median salary of $139K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $149K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $107,200

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 will also find cushy salaries in Sunnyvale (+18 percent), San Jose (+11 percent), San Diego (+3 percent), and Austin (+2 percent). Design Verification Engineers in Dallas take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 24 percent less than the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Fort Collins and Raleigh (21 percent lower and 16 percent lower, respectively).

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
23 %
Male
77 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.
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Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Design Verification Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$107,000


Skills That Affect Design Verification Engineer Salaries

uvm
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SystemVerilog
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National Average
$107,000



System Verilog
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Python
up arrow 9%


Board Design / Debug
up arrow 11%

C++
up arrow 13%

C
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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