Integrated Circuit (IC) Designer Salary

Compensation for Integrated Circuit Designers in the United States is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($99K). Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Most Integrated Circuit Designers report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$60,133 - $146,397
$60K
$99K
$150K
MEDIAN: $99,140
10%
50%
90%

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$21.90 - $64.00
$25
MEDIAN: $25.00
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$0$166K
Salary $60,133 - $146,397
Bonus $-0.50 - $29,799
Profit Sharing $10,174
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$53,720 - $166,829
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 50
Hourly Data $0$64
Hourly Rate $25.00
Overtime $53.00
Annual Data $0$166K
Bonus $-0.50 - $29,799
Profit Sharing $10,174
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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$53,720 - $166,829
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 5

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Job Description for Integrated Circuit (IC) Designer

Of all technological innovations in the last several decades, few have proven as vital as the integrated circuit. Computational electronics that once required bulky vacuum tubes and acres of space are now made so small that they fit in your pocket. Advances in integrated circuitry and semiconductors are the brain-children of integrated circuit designers; using their expertise in both electronics and computers, the integrated circuit designer builds the framework for the layout of circuitry to perform any manner of tasks, and designs the circuitry to maximize capabilities while minimizing waste heat, inefficiency and other safety issues.

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Integrated Circuit (IC) Designer Tasks

  • Design, simulate, synthesize, and verify of RTL code (Verilog/VHDL) for digital sub-systems of system-on-a-chip (SOC) ICs.
  • Participate in specification discussion, architecture selection and translate specifications into electrical schematics.
  • Use programming languages (C, Perl, TCL etc.) to improve the efficiency of the design and verification tasks.
  • Work with Layout Team on place/route and timing closure.
  • Design and verify microprocessor based digital systems.

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Popular Skills for Integrated Circuit (IC) Designer


Survey takers who work as Integrated Circuit Designers report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Cadence, Cadence Electronic Design Software, and verilog can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include verilog, Cadence Electronic Design Software, and Cadence. Verilog is a skill commonly found among those who know Cadence Electronic Design Software.

Pay by Experience Level for Integrated Circuit (IC) Designer

Pay by Experience for an Integrated Circuit (IC) Designer has a positive trend. An entry-level Integrated Circuit (IC) Designer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 35 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Integrated Circuit (IC) Designer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $105,000 based on 14 salaries. An experienced Integrated Circuit (IC) Designer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $140,000 based on 9 salaries. An Integrated Circuit (IC) Designer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $151,000 based on 9 salaries.

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Key Stats for Integrated Circuit (IC) Designer

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Integrated Circuit (IC) Designer Salaries

Late-Career
▲46%

▲35%

▲2%

National Average
$103,000

▼18%

Skills That Affect Integrated Circuit (IC) Designer Salaries

National Average
$103,000

▼7%


verilog
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 9%
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