Integrated Circuit (IC) Designer Salary (United States)

An Integrated Circuit (IC) Designer earns an average salary of $91,586 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Integrated Circuit (IC) Designer Salary (?
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$65,972 - $127,521
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MEDIAN: $91,586
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$65,972 - $127,521  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,706  
Profit Sharing
$1,007 - $10,137  
Total Pay (?
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$65,938 - $133,535  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 111
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Job Description for Integrated Circuit (IC) Designer

  • Work with Layout Team on place/route and timing closure.
  • Design and verify microprocessor based digital systems.
  • Use programming languages (C, Perl, TCL etc.) to improve the efficiency of the design and verification 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.

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$98,000
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Experience Affects Integrated Circuit (IC) Designer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 29%
Mid-Career
0%
National Average
$98,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
19%
female alumni
 
Male
81%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 82% employee benefits None: 6%