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Senior Integrated Circuits (IC) Design Engineer Salary

Compensation for Senior Integrated Circuits Design Engineers in the United States is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($111K). In the world of Senior Integrated Circuits Design Engineers, overall income ranges from $91K near the bottom to $156K at the top; this can include more than $20K from bonuses and more than $15K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Senior Integrated Circuits Design Engineers is high.

$87,846 - $143,576
(Median)
$88K
$110K
$140K
MEDIAN: $111,172
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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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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$87,846 - $143,576  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,225  
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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$91,138 - $156,437  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 235
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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, Cadence, and Engineering Design, Semiconductor are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 5 percent, 4 percent, 3 percent, and 3 percent, respectively. It is often found that people who know Engineering Design, Semiconductor are also skilled in 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 score weighty six-figure salaries; survey participants with less than five years' experience report earning a median of $111K per year. For Senior Integrated Circuits Design Engineers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $132K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $146K.

Pay Difference by Location


Senior Integrated Circuits Design Engineers working in Irvine make slightly more than the national average, but overall, geography does not significantly influence pay in this role. Senior Integrated Circuits Design Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+3 percent) and San Jose (+2 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 5 percent south of the national average, can be found in Santa Clara.

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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%

Engineering Design, Semiconductor
up arrow 3%

Verilog Vhdl
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
39%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 4%
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