Design Verification Engineer Salary

Earnings for Design Verification Engineers in the United States come in at around $95K annually on average. Final cash compensation to Design Verification Engineers varies from around $71K to approximately $140K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $15K and $10K, respectively. While geography and the specific company impact pay for this group, experience level is the most influential factor. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Design Verification Engineers — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 85 percent of Design Verification Engineers are male. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$69,495 - $132,267

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$27.17 - $66.98

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Salary
$69,495 - $132,267  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,352  
Profit Sharing
$1,007 - $9,933  
Total Pay (?
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$70,561 - $139,520  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 384
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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 - $15,352  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,007 - $9,933  
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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$70,561 - $139,520  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 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


Employees of Broadcom Corporation can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $109K; however, pay is widely dispersed from bottom to top, ranging from $79K to $149K.

Popular Skills for Design Verification Engineer


Design Verification Engineers report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in SystemVerilog, verilog, Board Design / Debug, and Perl are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include System Verilog, C++, and C. Those educated in C++ tend to be well versed in Perl.

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, more experience generally translates to higher pay. The relatively untested earn a median of $87K per year, but survey respondents who have racked up five to 10 years of experience report a six-figure median of $103K. Design Verification Engineers see a median salary of $126K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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 $137K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Design Verification Engineers in Santa Clara enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 22 percent above the national average. Design Verification Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Diego (+15 percent), Cupertino (+8 percent), Sunnyvale (+4 percent), and San Jose (+2 percent). Design Verification Engineers in Dallas take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 22 percent less than the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Raleigh and Folsom (8 percent lower and 4 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
$98,000


Skills That Affect Design Verification Engineer Salaries

SystemVerilog
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verilog
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National Average
$98,000

Perl
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Board Design / Debug
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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 52 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
24%
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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