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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). 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 $154K depending on individual performance. 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. For the most part, Senior Integrated Circuits Design Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction.

$88,098 - $141,893
(Median)
$88K
$110K
$140K
MEDIAN: $110,547
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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
$88,098 - $141,893  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,193  
Profit Sharing
$1,740 - $15,249  
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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$91,168 - $154,302  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 242

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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 imply that Senior Integrated Circuits Design Engineers put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Simulation Program with Integrated Circuits Emphasis, Verilog Vhdl, Cadence, and Engineering Design, Semiconductor are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 5 percent. 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.


People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $111K on average. It is reported that median compensation in the five-to-10 year group declines to approximately $111K. On average, Senior Integrated Circuits Design Engineers make $130K following one to two decades on the job. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $143K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Senior Integrated Circuits Design Engineers in Irvine enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 7 percent above the national average. Senior Integrated Circuits Design Engineers will also find cushy salaries in San Jose (+2 percent) and Austin (+2 percent). Falling short of the national average by 6 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Santa Clara.

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Experience Affects Senior Integrated Circuits (IC) Design Engineer Salaries



National Average
$118,000


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


Engineering Design, Semiconductor
up arrow 4%

Verilog Vhdl
up arrow 4%

Cadence
up arrow 4%

Engineering Design
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Computer Aided Design (CAD)
0%

National Average
$118,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

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: 95% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 4%