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Average Salary for McAfee, Inc. Employees

Santa Clara, Calif.-based McAfee, Inc. hires for positions ranging from Software Engineer to Financial Analyst in the computer software. The average McAfee, Inc. employee earns $90K annually. For the most part, employee paychecks at McAfee, Inc. fluctuate depending on your role at the company; how long you've been working and geography also matter, but to a lesser degree. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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How This Employer Pays

McAfee, Inc. typically pays:
above market

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Santa Clara, California 95054


Computer software, Computer, Computer security



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The highest average salaries go to Senior Product Managers, who bring in close to $140K per year, though Software Development Engineers are not far behind at $113K along with Senior Software Engineers ($107K) and Sales Engineers (approximately $106K). McAfee, Inc. hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Financial Analysts (around $60K on average).

Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach about $75K annually. Average pay is $100K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. The largest fraction of McAfee, Inc. people (33 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn about $97K annually on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $105K per year) can be spotted in Reston, Va.; San Jose, Calif. ($100K), the company's headquarter city of Santa Clara, Calif. (around $96K), and Portland, Ore. ($87K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Dallas, Texas — at approximately $51K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. By state, Virginia offers the highest pay at $102K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Project Management Professionals earn $118K per year, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Earning a Certified Information Systems Security Professional certification garners significant financial rewards of around $102K annually on average. At McAfee, Inc., employees who hold a Doctorate (PhD) receive the highest salaries at $137K.


When it comes to skills, Microsoft SQL Server seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of about $120K per year. It's pretty common to find people here who know Java; approximately one in ten consider it a key competency. Three more common skills are Project Management, IT Security & Infrastructure, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

McAfee, Inc. sponsors a 401(k) program, and most employees use this option to save for their retirement. Perks cover health insurance for the vast majority of survey participants and dental coverage for the vast majority of employees. McAfee, Inc. employees also enjoy perks such as a stock purchase plan, a casual working environment, gym membership, life insurance, and free drinks.

Key Stats for McAfee, Inc.


35 %
65 %
$39,833 - $106,823
$58,688 - $114,281
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 16 votes.
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