Senior Integrated Circuits (IC) Design Engineer Salary
Salaries for Senior Integrated Circuits Design Engineers in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($113K) per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Senior Integrated Circuits Design Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
Job Description for Senior Integrated Circuits (IC) Design Engineer
- Research, design, develop, and test computer or computer-related equipment.
- Provide technical support to team members.
- Define and coordinate corrective action changes.
- Write documentation and test specifications.
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Popular Skills for Senior Integrated Circuits (IC) Design Engineer
Senior Integrated Circuits Design Engineers seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Cadence, Engineering Design, Semiconductor, Verilog Vhdl, and Computer Aided Design (CAD) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Engineering Design. Most people experienced in Engineering Design, Semiconductor also know Computer Aided Design (CAD).
Pay by Experience Level for Senior Integrated Circuits (IC) Design Engineer
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Senior Integrated Circuits Design Engineers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. New workers enjoy hefty six-figure paychecks when they take on this position — $100K per year is the median for people who claim less than five years' experience. Senior Integrated Circuits Design Engineers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $136K. Senior Integrated Circuits Design Engineers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $150K on average.
Pay Difference by Location
Home to some of the best pay for Senior Integrated Circuits Design Engineers, Santa Clara offers exceptional salaries, 17 percent above the national average. Senior Integrated Circuits Design Engineers will also find cushy salaries in San Jose (+9 percent) and Boston (+8 percent). Trailing the national average by 9 percent, Austin is the market with the smallest paychecks. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Irvine (4 percent lower) and San Diego (3 percent lower).