Design Verification Engineer Salary

Average pay for Design Verification Engineers in the United States is more than reasonable, with annual salaries pushing past the six-figure mark ($105K). Cash earnings for Design Verification Engineers — which occasionally include more than $20K from bonuses and more than $13K from profit sharing — stretch from around $79K to approximately $156K. This group's pay is mainly influenced by experience level, followed by the particular city and the individual firm. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Design Verification Engineers. The vast majority of Design Verification Engineers (82 percent) survey respondents are men. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$78,263 - $142,073
$78K
$110K
$140K
MEDIAN: $105,842
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$34.84 - $45.00
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MEDIAN: $36.63
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$0$157K
Salary $78,263 - $142,073
Bonus $978 - $20,518
Profit Sharing $909 - $13,161
Total Pay (?
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$79,668 - $157,431
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 278
Hourly Data $0$52
Hourly Rate $36.63
Overtime $48.38
Annual Data $0$157K
Bonus $978 - $20,518
Profit Sharing $909 - $13,161
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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$79,668 - $157,431
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 7

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Job Description for Design Verification Engineer

A design verification engineer works to debug and verify designs and potential products as needed by their company. They attempt to identify and solve as many problems as possible with a product before its public launch; this includes using products in other ways than intended use to identify safety concerns, design flaws, and problem areas. A design verification engineer must be able to work on a wide range of projects in a variety of areas.

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Design Verification Engineer Tasks

  • Develop verification environments and processes.
  • Explain and communicate verification needs and results.
  • Create scripts to automate and test processes.
  • Write verification plans, test them and improve methodologies and toolsets.

Design Verification Engineer Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Design Verification Engineer


Intel Corporation, Broadcom Corporation, International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., and Qualcomm Inc are top-notch employers for Design Verification Engineers in this area. International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $124K.

Popular Skills for Design Verification Engineer


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with uvm, SystemVerilog, and Engineering Design, Semiconductor are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 percent, 21 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include C, C++, and Board Design / Debug. Those educated in Perl tend to be well versed in C++.

Pay by Experience Level for Design Verification Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Design Verification Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Design Verification Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $94,000 based on 151 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Design Verification Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $115,000 based on 79 salaries. An experienced Design Verification Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $139,000 based on 63 salaries. A Design Verification Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $143,000 based on 14 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $110,371

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

Santa Clara is home to an above-average pay rate for Design Verification Engineers, 18 percent higher than the national average. Design Verification Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Sunnyvale (+15 percent) and San Jose (+10 percent). The lowest-paying market is Dallas, which sits 25 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Employers in Fort Collins and Raleigh also lean toward paying below-median salaries (24 percent lower and 18 percent lower, respectively).

Design Verification Engineer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Design Verification Engineer?

Design Verification Engineer in San Jose:
"Nice team however the product is not doing good in market."
Pros: Team mates are very experienced and highly motivating.
Cons: The possibility to learn new things is not vast. We are made to work on same tasks over spread of different projects with minor modifications.

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Key Stats for Design Verification Engineer

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Design Verification Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
▲30%

▲26%

▲4%

National Average
$110,000

▼15%

Skills That Affect Design Verification Engineer Salaries

uvm
▲23%

SystemVerilog
▲21%


▲1%

▼0%

National Average
$110,000

▼5%


System Verilog
▼11%

Python
▼11%



C++
▼16%

C
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 77%
no benefits
None: 6%
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