Average Salary for McAfee, Inc. Employees

Santa Clara, Calif.-based McAfee, Inc. hires for positions ranging from Software Engineer to Facility Security Officer in the computer software. McAfee, Inc. employees bring home $84K per year on average. Where you live is the biggest factor affecting pay for McAfee, Inc. workers, followed by your experience level and your role at the company. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Santa Clara, California 95054


Computer software, Computer, Computer security



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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $90K annually) can be spotted in Portland, Ore.; the company's headquarter city of Santa Clara, Calif. ($89K), Reston, Va. ($78K), and St. Paul, Minn. ($78K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at about $51K) is Dallas, Texas. Across McAfee, Inc.'s U.S. offices, employees in the state of Oregon earn the most, taking home around $98K per year.

Years of Experience

Average pay is $75K annually for those with five to nine years of experience. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (34 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $63K per year on average.


Security Engineers earn the highest median pay at approximately $78K annually, followed by Software Engineers (about $76K), Facility Security Officers ($67K), and Financial Analysts (around $59K). Marketing Specialists at McAfee, Inc. do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions ($49K on average) at the company.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Licensed Lawyers, who make $118K per year. Certified Information Systems Security Professionals with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $100K annually. McAfee, Inc. compensates Master of Business Administration (MBA), Marketing-holders the most at approximately $100K per year.


The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Project Management; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of about $102K annually. A relatively widespread skill at McAfee, Inc. is Security Testing and Auditing; about a tenth of employees use it for work. Other skills in demand are IT Security & Infrastructure, Security Policies and Procedures, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

Most workers plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. At McAfee, Inc., the vast majority of respondents have health insurance, and the vast majority of employees have dental coverage. McAfee, Inc. folks also make good use of a casual working environment, free drinks, a stock purchase plan, gym membership, and tuition reimbursement.

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Key Stats for McAfee, Inc.


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73 %
$50,217 - $98,264
$57,704 - $108,090
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
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