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.
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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.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 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
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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