Senior ASIC Design Engineer Salary

Male Senior ASIC Design Engineers number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $129K per year in the United States. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is career duration, followed by the particular city and the specific company. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$96,130 - $158,568
$96K
$130K
$160K
MEDIAN: $128,775
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$96,130 - $158,568  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,399  
Profit Sharing
$8,000  
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$98,129 - $164,580  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 78

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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.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Senior ASIC Design Engineer


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Senior ASIC Design Engineers who take on a higher-level position such as Staff Design Engineer may get paid a little bit less in that new role, as Staff Design Engineers on average bring home $110K.

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Popular Skills for Senior ASIC Design Engineer


Survey results suggest that Senior ASIC Design Engineers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Engineering Design, Engineering Design, Semiconductor, verilog, and Verilog Vhdl are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Perl and Verilog Vhdl. For most people, competency in Engineering Design, Semiconductor indicates knowledge of 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 more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $114K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $118K. Senior ASIC Design Engineers see a median salary of $135K after reaching one to two decades on the job. As Senior ASIC Design Engineers reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $158K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $132,692

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Surpassing the national average by 16 percent, Senior ASIC Design Engineers in Sunnyvale receive some of the highest pay in the country. Senior ASIC Design Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Cupertino (+14 percent), San Jose (+13 percent), Irvine (+11 percent), and Austin (+2 percent). San Diego ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 13 percent below the national average.

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Key Stats for Senior ASIC Design Engineer

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
53%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Senior ASIC Design Engineer Salaries

▲19%

▲2%

National Average
$133,000

▼11%

▼14%

Skills That Affect Senior ASIC Design Engineer Salaries



National Average
$133,000

▼2%

▼5%

Perl
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
53%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 97%
dental benefits
Dental: 90%
vision benefits
Vision: 80%
dental benefits
None:
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