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Senior Integrated Circuits (IC) Design Engineer Salary

Generous salaries abound for Senior Integrated Circuits Design Engineers in the United States, with average pay above six figures ($111K) per year. 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 $156K. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance.

$88,249 - $143,099
(Median)
$88K
$110K
$140K
MEDIAN: $111,172
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90%

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$88,249 - $143,099  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,256  
Profit Sharing
$1,723 - $15,142  
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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$91,366 - $155,689  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 233

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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


Senior Integrated Circuits Design Engineers seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Engineering Design, Simulation Program with Integrated Circuits Emphasis, Verilog Vhdl, and Cadence are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 5 percent. Most people 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.


Even the relatively untested can earn a lot; individuals who have been working for fewer than five years report a median six-figure salary of $111K per year. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $132K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $146K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For Senior Integrated Circuits Design Engineers, working in the bustling city of Irvine has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Senior Integrated Circuits Design Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+3 percent) and San Jose (+2 percent). The lowest-paying market is Santa Clara, which sits 5 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Senior Integrated Circuits (IC) Design Engineer Salaries



National Average
$119,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%


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

Engineering Design
up arrow 5%

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

Verilog Vhdl
up arrow 4%

Engineering Design, Semiconductor
up arrow 3%

Cadence
up arrow 3%

National Average
$119,000

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 5%
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