Formal Verification Engineer Salaries

Apple monads
Sep 5 32 Comments

I wanted to know what is the salary range for formal verification (FV) engineers (hardware). I had a recruiter ask salary expectations, and I want to be prepared the next time I speak to them.

Please post TC breakdown and YOE.

My TC: 0 (PhD student graduating soon)

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TOP 32 Comments
  • Google Yjtf03
    You can get the highest comp in software verification and static analysis at large FAANG companies.
    Sep 7 9
    • Intel Spikiera
      The OP very specifically asked the range of a HW role he applied to. All right I'm out
      Sep 7
    • Apple monksufi
      Please do not insult people just because you are anonymous
      Sep 7
    • Microsoft lalalao
      Haha ok monksufi. This is funniest comment I read. I am pretty sure monksufi had tears in his eyes while typing that.
      Sep 7
    • Google dumbfcuk
      Ok then it's not just stupid comment you are stupid too
      Sep 7
    • Microsoft UEQV23
      I agree with Yjtg03. Apart from the huge monetary difference, you would be using your knowledge to solve some interesting and real problems.
      Sep 9
  • Apple RQVo51
    Probably the default ict3 package? 120-130k+100-150k rsu. You probably need competing offer to get higher.
    Sep 5 16
    • Apple monksufi
      @monads 15000/(22*8) = 85
      Were you paid $85/hr + housing?
      Mind telling which company is that
      Sep 7
    • Apple monads
      OP
      Several companies pay that much for PhD interns in formal verification in the Bay Area. I don’t want to tell the exact company but it is one from Apple, Nvidia, and Google.
      Sep 7
    • Apple monksufi
      Then, they should pay appropriately for full time as well.
      You should expect higher band of ICT3
      Otherwise you will be earning lesser than internship.
      Sep 8
    • Apple monads
      OP
      What is the higher band of ICT3 for HW? Thanks for all the pointers.
      Sep 8
    • Apple sept10
      By higher band I meant not base salary of ICT3.

      Following is what you can negotiate
      > 150k base
      > 120k RSU vesting over 4 years
      30k joining bonus

      Anything less than that, you are earning less compared to your internship.
      Sep 8
  • Oracle pzd
    Why do you think it's a good idea to share salary expectations with recruiter?
    Sep 7 2
    • Google dumbfcuk
      Yup. Never give a number. Let them give the numbers first.
      Sep 7
    • Apple monads
      OP
      I do think it is *not a good idea* to share salary expectations. I want to be prepared just in case they quote numbers. There is very little salary information on Blind for formal verification engineers.
      Sep 7
  • Microsoft softFag
    TC:32LPA
    YOE:6+
    INDIA
    Sep 7 0
  • Intel Kiki.
    Who uses formal verification in the digital design now? Don’t join any formal role, instead try transitioning to design and validation role if you really have yo stay in the hardware
    Sep 7 0