Average Salary for McAfee, Inc. Employees

Based in Santa Clara, Calif.,computer software player McAfee, Inc. offers many employment opportunities, including Software Engineer and Senior Product Manager positions. The average McAfee, Inc. employee earns $89K annually. At McAfee, Inc., the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is your role at the company — it impacts salary more than anything else — though geography and how long you've been working each factor into the equation as well. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Santa Clara, California 95054


Computer software, Computer, Computer security



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Senior Product Managers earn the highest median pay at $142K per year, followed by Principal Software Engineers ($140K), Senior Software Engineers (approximately $107K), and Marketing Program Managers (about $90K). Earning only $49K on average, Marketing Specialists make less than most people in the company.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $110K annually) can be spotted in Reston, Va.; San Jose, Calif. ($100K), the company's headquarter city of Santa Clara, Calif. ($91K), and Portland, Ore. (approximately $90K) are the next top-paying cities. Dallas, Texas ranks low on the pay scale — at around $50K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of District of Columbia; salaries there average to $109K per year.

Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at McAfee, Inc. for between five and 10 years earn about $90K annually on average. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $74K per year on average. The greater proportion of employees (36 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of $99K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Project Management Professionals are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to around $118K per year. On average, salaries rise to about $102K annually for accredited Certified Information Systems Security Professionals. Employees who have a Master of Science (MS), Computer Science (CS) make the most here, hauling in $105K per year.


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 approximately $120K annually. It's pretty common to find people here who know Java; around one in ten consider it a key competency. Many workers usually know IT Security & Infrastructure, Project Management, and Microsoft Excel as well.

Benefits and Perks

A large number of survey participants allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. McAfee, Inc. provides health insurance to nearly all respondents, and nearly all survey participants do receive dental coverage. Advantages of working here also include a stock purchase plan, a casual working environment, gym membership, life insurance, and free drinks.

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Key Stats for McAfee, Inc.


33 %
67 %
$39,221 - $99,990
$59,197 - $118,271
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

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