Senior Integrated Circuits (IC) Design Engineer Salary

Senior Integrated Circuits Design Engineers in the United States can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $111K) surpassing six figures annually. In the world of Senior Integrated Circuits Design Engineers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $20K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $15K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $91K and $157K. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$87,066 - $143,924
(Median)
$87K
$110K
$140K
MEDIAN: $111,150
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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Salary
$87,066 - $143,924  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,243  
Profit Sharing
$1,720 - $15,163  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$90,598 - $157,097  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 229
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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


Survey results suggest that Senior Integrated Circuits Design Engineers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Engineering Design, Simulation Program with Integrated Circuits Emphasis, Cadence, and Engineering Design, Semiconductor are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 4 percent. The majority of those who know 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.


The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $110K. It's worth noting that people with five to 10 years of experience report bringing in less at around $110K on average. On average, Senior Integrated Circuits Design Engineers make $133K following one to two decades on the job. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $146K.

Pay Difference by Location


Senior Integrated Circuits Design Engineers working in Irvine earn a little more than the national average. That said, location does not seem to play a huge role in determining pay for this role. Senior Integrated Circuits Design Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+3 percent) and San Jose (+3 percent). Santa Clara is the lowest-paying area, 5 percent south of the national average.

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Experience Affects Senior Integrated Circuits (IC) Design Engineer Salaries



National Average
$119,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Senior Integrated Circuits (IC) Design Engineer Salaries

Simulation Program with Integrated Circuits Emphasis (SPICE)
up arrow 4%

Engineering Design
up arrow 4%

Cadence
up arrow 4%

Engineering Design, Semiconductor
up arrow 3%

Verilog Vhdl
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National Average
$119,000

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 4%
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