Senior Integrated Circuits (IC) Design Engineer Salary

Wages for Senior Integrated Circuits Design Engineers in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($113K) per year. Cash earnings for Senior Integrated Circuits Design Engineers — including $20K in bonuses and $15K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $91K to $158K depending on individual performance. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction.

$87,801 - $145,273
(Median)
$88K
$110K
$150K
MEDIAN: $112,865
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$87,801 - $145,273  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,246  
Profit Sharing
$1,703 - $15,080  
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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$90,551 - $158,213  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 218
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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


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Cadence, Simulation Program with Integrated Circuits Emphasis, Engineering Design, Semiconductor, and Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is above average. For most people, competency in Engineering Design, Semiconductor indicates knowledge of 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Annually raking in $110K, the average professional in this position sees a six-figure salary within the first five years. Senior Integrated Circuits Design Engineers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $132K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $145K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $119,753

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Senior Integrated Circuits Design Engineers, Irvine provides a pay rate that is 7 percent greater than the national average. Senior Integrated Circuits Design Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Santa Clara (+4 percent) and San Jose (+4 percent). In San Diego, salaries are 4 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

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Experience Affects Senior Integrated Circuits (IC) Design Engineer Salaries



National Average
$120,000


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

Simulation Program with Integrated Circuits Emphasis (SPICE)
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Cadence
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Engineering Design, Semiconductor
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Engineering Design
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Verilog Vhdl
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National Average
$120,000

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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