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Senior ASIC Design Engineer Salary

Senior ASIC Design Engineers receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $107K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Overall cash earnings for Senior ASIC Design Engineers stretch from $88K on the lower end to $158K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $15K from bonuses and $12K from profit sharing. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is career duration, though the particular city and the specific company have a (lesser) impact as well. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Men account for the majority of Senior ASIC Design Engineers who responded to the questionnaire — 89 percent to be exact. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Senior ASIC Design Engineers — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$84,442 - $148,450
MEDIAN: $106,829

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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$84,442 - $148,450  
$750 - $15,283  
Profit Sharing
$2,300 - $12,029  
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).
$88,135 - $157,922  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 334

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Job Description for Senior ASIC Design Engineer

A senior ASIC design engineer is a project manager who typically works for a firm that develops customized hardware solutions. An ASIC is an application specific integrated circuit; often, clients run into an issue where an integrated circuit chip is necessary to complete an electronic device and standard market chips do not meet the necessary specifications. At this point, the client would contact an ASIC firm to produce a custom chip.


Senior ASIC Design Engineer Tasks

  • Research, design, develop, and test computer or computer-related equipment.
  • Provide technical support to team members.
  • Define and coordinate corrective action changes.
  • Write documentation and test specifications.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Senior ASIC Design Engineer

Offering a median salary of only $115K, Intel Corporation gives out the smallest paychecks. Furthermore, the earnings range of $93K to $171K isn't that wide, either.

Popular Skills for Senior ASIC Design Engineer

Senior ASIC Design Engineers typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Engineering Design, verilog, Engineering Design, Semiconductor, and Verilog Vhdl are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 10 percent. Most people experienced in Engineering Design, Semiconductor also know Engineering Design and Verilog Vhdl.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior ASIC Design Engineer

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

Senior ASIC Design Engineers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $101K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $106K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $126K in this role. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $145K.

Pay Difference by Location

Irvine offers some of the highest pay in the country for Senior ASIC Design Engineers, 30 percent above the national average. Senior ASIC Design Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Cupertino (+20 percent) and Sunnyvale (+8 percent). In Santa Clara, salaries are 5 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

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Experience Affects Senior ASIC Design Engineer Salaries

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Skills That Affect Senior ASIC Design Engineer Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 71 votes.


11 %
89 %

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: 96% dental benefits Dental: 90%
vision benefits Vision: 80% employee benefits None: 3%