The average salary for an Integrated Circuit (IC) Designer is $101,267.
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Job Description for Integrated Circuit (IC) Designer
Of all technological innovations in the last several decades, few have proven as vital as the integrated circuit. Computational electronics that once required bulky vacuum tubes and acres of space are now made so small that they fit in your pocket. Advances in integrated circuitry and semiconductors are the brain-children of integrated circuit designers; using their expertise in both electronics and computers, the integrated circuit designer builds the framework for the layout of circuitry to pe…Read more
Integrated Circuit (IC) Designer Tasks
- Design, simulate, synthesize, and verify of RTL code (Verilog/VHDL) for digital sub-systems of system-on-a-chip (SOC) ICs.
- Participate in specification discussion, architecture selection and translate specifications into electrical schematics.
- Use programming languages (C, Perl, TCL etc.) to improve the efficiency of the design and verification tasks.
- Work with Layout Team on place/route and timing closure.
- Design and verify microprocessor based digital systems.
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Popular Skills for Integrated Circuit (IC) Designer
Skills in Engineering Design, Semiconductor, Simulation Program with Integrated Circuits Emphasis (SPICE) and Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Verilog and Cadence Electronic Design Software.
Pay by Experience Level for Integrated Circuit (IC) Designer
An entry-level Integrated Circuit (IC) Designer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $86,476 based on 12 salaries. An early career Integrated Circuit (IC) Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $96,595 based on 32 salaries. A mid-career Integrated Circuit (IC) Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $106,421 based on 11 salaries. An experienced Integrated Circuit (IC) Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $137,569 based on 11 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $143,789.
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Employees with Integrated Circuit (IC) Designer in their job title in Dallas, Texas earn an average of 23.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Jose, California (16.4% more) and Sunnyvale, California (7.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Santa Clara, California (3.4% less).
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