Average Salary for McAfee, Inc. Employees

Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., McAfee, Inc. offers a range of employment opportunities in the computer software sector, from Senior Software Engineer to Senior Product Manager. McAfee, Inc. employees can expect to earn a comfortable salary, with average pay hovering around $98K per year. Your job title influences pay for McAfee, Inc. workers the most, followed by your city and your experience level. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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How This Employer Pays

McAfee, Inc. typically pays:
above market
Similar employers pay:
above market
Similar companies include:
Cisco Systems Inc, Google, Inc., Yahoo! Inc.
Employer: McAfee, Inc.
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Senior Software Engineer (5)
$78,996 - $147,873  
[-]Senior Software Engineer (5)
Salary$75,991 - $132,948  
Bonus$1,861 - $20,256  
Total Pay$78,996 - $147,873  
[+]Software Developer (4)
$49,585 - $112,881  
[+]Software Developer (4)
Salary$55,416 - $111,939  
Bonus$1,298 - $14,612  
Total Pay$49,585 - $112,881  
[+]Senior Product Manager (3)
$94,670 - $187,424  
[+]Senior Product Manager (3)
Salary$89,274 - $163,391  
Bonus$5,535 - $35,620  
Total Pay$94,670 - $187,424  
[+]Sales Engineer (3)
$72,154 - $168,315  
[+]Sales Engineer (3)
Salary$59,749 - $128,044  
Commission$7,590 - $34,857  
Total Pay$72,154 - $168,315  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 88
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About This Company

Santa Clara, California 95054


Computer software, Computer, Computer security



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Nearing the top of the pay scale are Principal Software Engineers, Senior Product Managers, Sales Engineers, and Senior Software Engineers; while the first receives the highest median pay at around $140K, the other salaries come in at $140K, about $115K, and $107K, respectively. Among the lower-paid positions at McAfee, Inc. are Financial Analysts — typical salaries for this role approach $60K.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $110K annually) can be spotted in Reston; the company's headquarter city of Santa Clara (about $103K), San Jose (approximately $100K), and Beaverton ($95K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $59K) is Dallas. McAfee, Inc. workers in Virginia earn the most — around $110K per year on average.

Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $79K. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (34 percent) have been working for five to nine years and make $102K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach around $110K for Certified Information Systems Security Professionals; non-accredited workers make much less. Earning a Certified ScrumMaster certification garners significant financial rewards of approximately $106K per year. Employees who have a Bachelor of Science in Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) make the most here, hauling in about $140K annually.


Employees who count C# among their skills tend to enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $107K. Project Management is a popular skill in the McAfee, Inc. workforce; about one in ten of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. A typical employee's toolkit also contains IT Security & Infrastructure, C++, and Java.

Benefits and Perks

A strong majority of workers save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. The vast majority of workers can count on health insurance, and a solid majority of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. Some other advantages of working at McAfee, Inc. are a stock purchase plan, a casual working environment, free drinks, gym membership, and life insurance.

Key Stats for McAfee, Inc.


40 %
60 %
$50,893 - $106,823
$59,215 - $118,501
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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