Years of Experience
Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $75K annually on average. For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $102K per year. The largest slice of the McAfee, Inc. workforce (34 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, $97K annually.
Principal Software Engineers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at about $140K per year — though Senior Product Managers, Sales Engineers, and Software Development Engineers also do fairly well at approximately $140K, around $115K, and about $113K, respectively. With salaries averaging $60K, Financial Analysts are among the lowest paid at McAfee, Inc.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($105K annually) can be spotted in Reston, Va.; San Jose, Calif. ($100K), the company's headquarter city of Santa Clara, Calif. (approximately $100K), and Portland, Ore. (around $90K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $58K) is Dallas, Texas. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Virginia, where they average to approximately $102K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach $125K annually for Project Management Professionals; non-accredited workers make much less. On average, salaries rise to about $110K per year for accredited Certified Information Systems Security Professionals. The highest-paying degree here is a Doctorate (PhD), Electrical Engineering (EE); McAfee, Inc. awards $137K to these degree-holders.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Microsoft SQL Server; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of around $120K annually. Project Management is a popular skill among McAfee, Inc. workers, with one-tenth of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Java, IT Security & Infrastructure, and Microsoft Excel.
Benefits and Perks
Most respondents allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. At McAfee, Inc., nearly all workers have health insurance, and almost all respondents have dental coverage. Some other perks are a stock purchase plan, a casual working environment, gym membership, life insurance, and free drinks.