Physical Design Engineer Salary

A Physical Design Engineer earns an average salary of $99,063 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$71,635 - $145,592
MEDIAN: $99,063

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$71,635 - $145,592  
$0.00 - $17,352  
Profit Sharing
$979 - $15,287  
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).
$72,974 - $154,400  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 140

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Job Description for Physical Design Engineer

  • 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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Pay by Experience Level for Physical Design Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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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

National Average

Engineering Design
up arrow 8%

Engineering Design, Semiconductor
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.


15 %
85 %

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: 84% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 13%