Average Salary for McAfee, Inc. Employees

Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., McAfee, Inc. offers a range of employment opportunities in the computer software, from Software Engineer to Security Engineer. McAfee, Inc. employees bring home $89K per year on average. Your city plays the largest role in compensation at McAfee, Inc., but your experience level and your job title affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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About This Company

Santa Clara, California 95054


Computer software, Computer, Computer security



Source: Freebase


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($118K annually) can be spotted in Plano, Texas; the company's headquarter city of Santa Clara, Calif. ($97K), Idaho Falls, Idaho ($73K), and Reston, Va. (approximately $67K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at about $49K) is Dallas, Texas. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of around $95K per year) in California.

Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $60K annually on average. Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of about $83K per year. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (36 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make approximately $99K annually on average.


Earning $80K per year on average, Software Engineers receive the most money, followed by Security Engineers ($78K), Facility Security Officers (around $67K), and Marketing Specialists ($49K).

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to $118K annually for Microsoft Certified Systems Engineers, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. The best paid folks at McAfee, Inc. have a Master of Computer Science (MCS), earning about $122K per year.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be People Management; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of around $146K annually. One of the more prevalent skills at McAfee, Inc. is Security Policies and Procedures, with approximately one in eight considering it a key competency. Key skills also include Security Testing and Auditing, IT Security & Infrastructure, and PASCAL.


McAfee, Inc.'s employees who answered the questionnaire are largely male (the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1).

Benefits and Perks

A large number of respondents set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Health insurance is part of the package for most respondents, and for almost all respondents, dental coverage is too. Perks also include a casual working environment, free drinks, tuition reimbursement, a stock purchase plan, and gym membership.

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$56,426 - $103,252

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Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
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