Senior Integrated Circuits (IC) Design Engineer Salary

Senior Integrated Circuits Design Engineers receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $113K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. 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. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Senior Integrated Circuits Design Engineers. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$87,801 - $145,273
(Median)
$88K
$110K
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MEDIAN: $112,865
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$87,801 - $145,273  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,246  
Profit Sharing
$1,703 - $15,080  
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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


Senior Integrated Circuits Design Engineers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. 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. Those educated in Engineering Design, Semiconductor tend to be well versed 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $110K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $111K. On average, Senior Integrated Circuits Design Engineers make $132K following one to two decades on the job. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Senior Integrated Circuits Design Engineer with more than 20 years of experience can earn $145K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $119,753

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Home to some of the best pay for Senior Integrated Circuits Design Engineers, Irvine offers exceptional salaries, 7 percent above the national average. Senior Integrated Circuits Design Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Santa Clara (+4 percent) and San Jose (+4 percent). Trailing the national average by 4 percent, San Diego is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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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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