Average Salary for McAfee, Inc. Employees

Operating out of Santa Clara, Calif., computer software company McAfee, Inc. employs talent in positions ranging from Software Engineer to Senior Product Manager. The median income for McAfee, Inc. employees is $84K annually. The most important factor affecting pay for McAfee, Inc. employees is what you do at the company, though how long you've been working and where you live play a role as well. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Santa Clara, California 95054


Computer software, Computer, Computer security



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Senior Product Managers rake in the most money, with average earnings of about $142K per year; Principal Software Engineers come in second with average earnings amounting to $140K, while Scientific Researchers and Software Engineers rank near the top as well ($88K and around $78K, respectively). Near the bottom at McAfee, Inc. are Financial Analysts, pulling in an average of just approximately $59K.

Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $62K annually on average. For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to about $80K per year. The greater proportion of employees (30 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of $101K annually.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $110K per year) can be spotted in Reston, Va.; San Jose, Calif. ($100K), Portland, Ore. ($90K), and the company's headquarter city of Santa Clara, Calif. (around $85K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Dallas, Texas; in fact, at about $50K it is one of the worst-paid cities. By state, the highest pay levels are found in Virginia, where the average McAfee, Inc. employee makes approximately $105K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Project Management Professionals have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at around $118K per year. The highest-paying degree here is a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Marketing; McAfee, Inc. awards $100K to these degree-holders.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Microsoft SQL Server; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $116K annually. Folks here also tend to know Java; on the survey, about a tenth of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with IT Security & Infrastructure, Security Testing and Auditing, and Computer Security.

Benefits and Perks

A large number of employees save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for almost all survey participants, and nearly all survey participants report receiving dental coverage as well. Privileges also include a casual working environment, a stock purchase plan, free drinks, gym membership, and tuition reimbursement.

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Key Stats for McAfee, Inc.


32 %
68 %
$38,494 - $101,302
$58,306 - $117,916
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 10 votes.

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