Senior Integrated Circuits (IC) Design Engineer Salary

Salaries for Senior Integrated Circuits Design Engineers in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($111K) per year. In the world of Senior Integrated Circuits Design Engineers, total cash compensation can vary between $91K and $157K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $20K and $15K, respectively. 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. Work is enjoyable for Senior Integrated Circuits Design Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$88,045 - $144,039

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Salary
$88,045 - $144,039  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,266  
Profit Sharing
$1,720 - $15,163  
Total Pay (?
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$91,331 - $157,343  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 227
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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 in pay of 4 percent. 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.


Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $111K on average. It may be worth noting that those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a lower median salary of $110K. On average, Senior Integrated Circuits Design Engineers make $133K following one to two decades on the job. 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


Location does not play a huge part in determining pay, but Senior Integrated Circuits Design Engineers in Irvine do earn slightly more than the national average. Senior Integrated Circuits Design Engineers will also find cushy salaries in San Jose (+3 percent) and Dallas (+3 percent). Santa Clara is the lowest-paying area, 5 percent south of the national average.

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Experience Affects Senior Integrated Circuits (IC) Design Engineer Salaries



National Average
$119,000


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

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

Engineering Design
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Engineering Design, Semiconductor
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Cadence
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Verilog Vhdl
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National Average
$119,000

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
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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