Senior ASIC Design Engineer Salary
Men account for the majority of Senior ASIC Design Engineers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $126K per year. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by career duration, followed by the particular city and the specific company. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
|Salary||$94,589 - $156,929|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $20,322|
|Total Pay (||$97,733 - $163,454|
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.Read More...
Upon receipt of the order, the senior ASIC design engineer reviews the specifications requested for the integrated circuit. Then, they develop a design for the chip that meets the specifications; at this point, the engineer's advanced knowledge of logic gates and integrated circuit design is employed. A prototype is then created to determine if the circuit meets expectations. If it doesn't, the senior ASIC design engineer must determine which errors were made and make any necessary adjustments to the design. After a working prototype is finally developed and tested, the design is sent to a manufacturing facility to fabricate the circuit in the requested quantity.
Due to the technical nature of the work performed, senior ASIC design engineers generally hold at least a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, physics, or a related field. Senior ASIC design engineers must be effective communicators who pay strong attention to detail.
Senior ASIC Design Engineer Tasks
- Define and coordinate corrective action changes.
- Write documentation and test specifications.
- Research, design, develop, and test computer or computer-related equipment.
- Provide technical support to team members.
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Popular Skills for Senior ASIC Design Engineer
Senior ASIC Design Engineers report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Engineering Design, Engineering Design, Semiconductor, verilog, and Verilog Vhdl are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Perl and Verilog Vhdl. The majority of those who know 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.
More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Even the relatively untested can earn a lot; individuals who have been working for fewer than five years report a median six-figure salary of $106K per year. Senior ASIC Design Engineers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $135K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Senior ASIC Design Engineer with more than 20 years of experience can earn $156K on average.
Pay Difference by Location
Senior ASIC Design Engineers will find that Sunnyvale offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 18 percent. Senior ASIC Design Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Cupertino (+15 percent), Irvine (+13 percent), San Jose (+12 percent), and Austin (+1 percent). Trailing the national average by 12 percent, San Diego is the market with the smallest paychecks.
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