Senior ASIC Design Engineer Salary

Men make up the majority of Senior ASIC Design Engineers in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $124K annually. Career duration is the main element affecting pay for this group — geography and the individual firm are driving factors as well. For the most part, Senior ASIC Design Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$95,689 - $158,088
$96K
$120K
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MEDIAN: $123,649
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$0$164K
Salary $95,689 - $158,088
Bonus $0.00 - $20,529
Profit Sharing $7,000
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$98,058 - $164,800
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 65

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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


Senior ASIC Design Engineers generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. 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. Most people who know Engineering Design, Semiconductor also know Engineering Design and Verilog Vhdl.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior ASIC Design Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Senior ASIC Design Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior ASIC Design Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $114,000 based on 9 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior ASIC Design Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $118,000 based on 23 salaries. An experienced Senior ASIC Design Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $135,000 based on 46 salaries. A Senior ASIC Design Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $158,000 based on 13 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $130,165

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Sunnyvale is home to an above-average pay rate for Senior ASIC Design Engineers, 19 percent higher than the national average. Senior ASIC Design Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Cupertino (+16 percent), San Jose (+15 percent), Irvine (+14 percent), and Austin (+4 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in San Diego, 11 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 5 votes.
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
52%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Senior ASIC Design Engineer Salaries

▲21%

▲4%

National Average
$130,000

▼10%

▼13%

Skills That Affect Senior ASIC Design Engineer Salaries



▼0%

National Average
$130,000

▼4%

Perl
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
52%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 98%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None:
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