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Average Salary for McAfee, Inc. Employees

McAfee, Inc. is a computer software firm headquartered in Santa Clara, California that hires for Senior Software Engineer positions, Software Engineer roles, and more. Salaries are high at McAfee, Inc., with employees typically bringing home $98K per year. Your job title plays the largest role in compensation at McAfee, Inc., but your city and your experience level affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

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 (6)
$78,773 - $148,301  
[-]Senior Software Engineer (6)
Salary$76,120 - $129,737  
Bonus$1,910 - $18,624  
Total Pay$78,773 - $148,301  
[+]Software Developer (4)
$49,367 - $112,177  
[+]Software Developer (4)
Salary$56,593 - $110,834  
Bonus$1,235 - $15,791  
Total Pay$49,367 - $112,177  
[+]Senior Product Manager (3)
$92,672 - $185,674  
[+]Senior Product Manager (3)
Salary$90,113 - $162,710  
Bonus$4,993 - $33,888  
Total Pay$92,672 - $185,674  
[+]Sales Engineer (3)
$70,886 - $171,765  
[+]Sales Engineer (3)
Salary$60,258 - $128,208  
Commission$6,480 - $36,268  
Total Pay$70,886 - $171,765  
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XPrecise ranges are calculated based on validated data submitted by employees in this job at this company.
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XWhen PayScale has limited employee-submitted data, we base estimated ranges on a broader set of relevant employee profiles to calculate the most accurate ranges for this job at this company.
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 7 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 88
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McAfee, Inc. Details

Santa Clara, California 95054


Computer software, Computer, Computer security



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Earning about $140K on average, Senior Product Managers receive the most money, followed by Sales Engineers (around $115K), Software Development Engineers ($113K), and Senior Software Engineers ($107K). Earning only $60K, Financial Analysts make less than most people in the company.


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 ($105K), San Jose ($100K), and Beaverton ($95K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Dallas; in fact, at around $59K it is one of the worst-paid cities. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Virginia; salaries there average to approximately $110K per year.

Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, pay is typically about $78K. Broken down by tenure, the largest number of McAfee, Inc. employees (35 percent) have five to nine years of experience and typically earn $102K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Information Systems Security Professional s earn about $110K, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Acquiring certification to be a Certified ScrumMaster is rewarded at $106K per year. The best paid folks at McAfee, Inc. have a Bachelor of Science in Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE), earning around $140K annually.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Microsoft SQL Server; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of approximately $125K. Project Management is a popular skill in the McAfee, Inc. workforce; approximately one-tenth of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Many workers usually know C#, IT Security & Infrastructure, and C++ as well.

Benefits and Perks

The greater part of workers allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Health insurance is part of the package for nearly all workers, and for a strong majority of workers, dental coverage is too. Some other perks are a stock purchase plan, a casual working environment, free drinks, gym membership, and life insurance.

Key Stats

39 %
61 %
$50,418 - $115,000
$59,215 - $118,501
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

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