TC in VLSI Hardware Engg with 4 YOE

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Jul 7 10 Comments

I am trying to understand where I stand relatively speaking in terms of total comp in a VLSI hardware engineering role. I have 4 YOE with 130k base + 20% bonus + 20k rsu per year. So TC $176k.

How is this compared to other top companies like Apple, Qualcomm, Nvidia, Broadcomm etc? Is it above or below average and if yes by how much ? Please give some guidance so I can understand where I stand and if I need to switch or negotiate a higher TC?

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  • Intel Spikiera
    I would say average or above for 4 YOE, assuming you have a Masters degree. This is HW after all, can't compare it with SW jobs.
    Jul 7 1
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      babaganush

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      Thanks Spikiera. Others can u please comment too ? Where are the rich Apple , Nvidia guys- need ur take on this.
      Jul 7
  • Nvidia / Eng denvCoder9
    Nvidia will be able to match that but not much higher. You are in the correct range for 4 Yoe. Apple might be a good option
    7d 2
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      zionwill

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      Thanks denvCoder9. Any idea how much RSUs apple gives for 4 YOE? I assume bonus and base would be in the same ballpark, but RSUs at Apple can make a huge difference ?
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    • Nvidia / Eng denvCoder9
      Assuming IC3 at Apple. Initial grant will be around 100-140k and refresher amount upto 30-50k per year split by 4
      7d
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    Below. Check levels.fyi
    Jul 7 2
    • Nvidia monolith_
      No levels.fyi doesnt have much (or any) for VlSI engineers.
      Jul 7
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      babaganush

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      monolith_ care to comment please from Nvidia ? Lets put together some numbers from various companies to get an idea
      Jul 7
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    Bump. Guys would appreciate if you could comment here.
    Jul 9 0
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    Bump
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