Average Salary for McAfee, Inc. Employees

McAfee, Inc. is a computer software firm headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. that hires for Software Engineer positions, Facility Security Officer roles, and more. The average McAfee, Inc. employee earns $88K annually. Though where you live and how long you've been working do impact pay, what you do at the company is the primary influence on employee salary at McAfee, Inc. 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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Senior Product Managers rake in the most money, with average earnings of around $142K per year; Software Development Engineers come in second with average earnings amounting to $113K, while Senior Software Engineers and Software Engineers rank near the top as well ($105K and about $80K, respectively). Financial Analysts at McAfee, Inc. do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions (approximately $59K on average) at the company.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($110K annually) can be spotted in Reston, Va.; San Jose, Calif. (approximately $100K), the company's headquarter city of Santa Clara, Calif. (around $92K), and Portland, Ore. ($87K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average ($50K) in Dallas, Texas, one of the lowest-paid cities. McAfee, Inc. workers in District of Columbia earn the most — about $109K per year on average.

Years of Experience

Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $81K annually on average. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $74K per year. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of McAfee, Inc. employees (37 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn about $99K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Project Management Professionals are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to around $118K per year. Earning a Certified Information Systems Security Professional certification garners significant financial rewards of approximately $102K annually on average. At McAfee, Inc., employees who hold a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science (CS) & Engineering receive the highest salaries at $113K.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Microsoft SQL Server among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $120K per year. Project Management is a popular skill in the McAfee, Inc. workforce; about a tenth of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Some other standard skills here are Java, IT Security & Infrastructure, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

A large number of workers allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Almost all workers have health insurance, and benefits for nearly all respondents also include dental insurance. Additional benefits of working here are a stock purchase plan, a casual working environment, gym membership, life insurance, and free drinks.

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Key Stats for McAfee, Inc.


33 %
67 %
$39,392 - $98,264
$59,492 - $117,078

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5
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