Senior Integrated Circuits (IC) Design Engineer Salary
On average, Senior Integrated Circuits Design Engineers in the United States earn six-figure salaries ($114K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Senior Integrated Circuits Design Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$86,453 - $153,126|
|Bonus||$2,923 - $15,838|
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|$90,696 - $162,680|
Job Description for Senior Integrated Circuits (IC) Design Engineer
- 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.
Popular Skills for Senior Integrated Circuits (IC) Design Engineer
Survey results suggest that Senior Integrated Circuits Design Engineers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Engineering Design, Semiconductor, Cadence, Simulation Program with Integrated Circuits Emphasis, and Computer Aided Design (CAD) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Engineering Design and Verilog Vhdl. 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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Even the relatively untested can score weighty six-figure salaries; survey participants with less than five years' experience report earning a median of $108K per year. Senior Integrated Circuits Design Engineers see a median salary of $138K after reaching one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $150K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.
Pay Difference by Location
Senior Integrated Circuits Design Engineers will find that Santa Clara offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 20 percent. Senior Integrated Circuits Design Engineers will also find cushy salaries in San Jose (+7 percent) and Boston (+6 percent). In Austin, salaries are 7 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. On the whole, employers pay 5 percent below the median salary for those in this field in Irvine and San Diego.
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