Integrated Circuit (IC) Designer Salary (United States)

An Integrated Circuit (IC) Designer earns an average salary of $89,905 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 Total Pay (?
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$66,840 - $125,218
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$66,840 - $125,218  
   
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$0.00 - $19,502  
Profit Sharing
$3,500 - $7,500  
Total Pay (?
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$64,946 - $132,174  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 116
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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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$97,000
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Experience Affects Integrated Circuit (IC) Designer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 26%
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
National Average
$97,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Integrated Circuit (IC) Designer Salaries

up arrow 6%
verilog
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Linux
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National Average
$97,000

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Gender

Female
16%
female alumni
 
Male
84%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 83% employee benefits None: 6%
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