Senior ASIC Design Engineer Salary

Men account for the majority of Senior ASIC Design Engineers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $123K annually. While geography and the specific company impact pay for this group, experience level is the most influential factor. For the most part, Senior ASIC Design Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$96,583 - $157,086
$97K
$120K
$160K
MEDIAN: $124,094
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$0$163K
Salary $96,583 - $157,086
Bonus $0.00 - $20,426
Profit Sharing $3,000
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$98,895 - $163,725
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 60

Job Description for Senior ASIC Design Engineer

A senior ASIC design engineer is a project manager who typically works for a firm that develops customized hardware solutions. An ASIC is an application specific integrated circuit; often, clients run into an issue where an integrated circuit chip is necessary to complete an electronic device and standard market chips do not meet the necessary specifications. At this point, the client would contact an ASIC firm to produce a custom chip.

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Senior ASIC Design Engineer Tasks

  • Define and coordinate corrective action changes.
  • Write documentation and test specifications.
  • Research, design, develop, and test computer or computer-related equipment.
  • Provide technical support to team members.

Common Career Paths for Senior ASIC Design Engineer


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Senior ASIC Design Engineers often transition into a Staff Design Engineer position. Staff Design Engineers report a slightly lower median income of $110K.

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Popular Skills for Senior ASIC Design Engineer


Senior ASIC Design Engineers who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Engineering Design, Engineering Design, Semiconductor, verilog, and Verilog Vhdl are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Perl. Most people experienced in Engineering Design, Semiconductor also know Engineering Design and Verilog Vhdl.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior ASIC Design Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Senior ASIC Design Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior ASIC Design Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $114,000 based on 9 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior ASIC Design Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $118,000 based on 23 salaries. An experienced Senior ASIC Design Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $135,000 based on 46 salaries. A Senior ASIC Design Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $158,000 based on 13 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $130,751

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

For Senior ASIC Design Engineers, Sunnyvale provides a pay rate that is 20 percent greater than the national average. Senior ASIC Design Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Cupertino (+17 percent), San Jose (+16 percent), Irvine (+15 percent), and Austin (+5 percent). The lowest-paying market is San Diego, which sits 10 percent below the national average.

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Key Stats for Senior ASIC Design Engineer

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
15%

Experience Affects Senior ASIC Design Engineer Salaries

▲21%

▲3%

National Average
$131,000

▼10%

▼13%

Skills That Affect Senior ASIC Design Engineer Salaries



▼0%

National Average
$131,000

▼4%

Perl
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 98%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: