Physical Design Engineer Salary

A Physical Design Engineer earns an average salary of $102,414 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$72,592 - $145,368
MEDIAN: $102,413

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$73,832 - $155,558  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 163
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Job Description for Physical Design Engineer

Physical design engineers generally work on teams to solve problems and develop new ideas; they also coordinate budgeting for design-related tasks, design elements for chips which are not restricted to FET, and prepare FUB-level and full-chip floor plans, as well as stimulate schematic-to-layout verification and handle debugging tasks.


Physical Design Engineer Tasks

  • Prototype, construct, modify and evaluate semiconductor devices and components.
  • Evaluate, characterize and document device specifications.
  • Perform developmental and/or test work, reviewing product requirements and logic diagrams.
  • Design and check chip layout circuit design.
  • Plan and organize design projects or phases of design projects.

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Experience Affects Physical Design Engineer Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Physical Design Engineer Salaries

Engineering Design, Semiconductor
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National Average

Engineering Design
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.


10 %
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 11%