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.
|Salary||$96,130 - $158,568|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $20,399|
|Total Pay (||$98,129 - $164,580|
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
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
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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