Bringing in the most money are Senior Product Managers — their earnings average approximately $142K per year. Software Development Engineers are a close second at around $113K along with Senior Software Engineers ($105K) and Software Engineers ($80K). Earning only $59K on average, Financial Analysts make less than most people in the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $110K annually) can be spotted in Reston, Va.; San Jose, Calif. ($100K), the company's headquarter city of Santa Clara, Calif. (around $92K), and Portland, Ore. (approximately $87K) are the next top-paying cities. Dallas, Texas is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging about $50K. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in District of Columbia, where the average salary is $109K per year.
Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $74K annually on average. Survey participants who have worked at McAfee, Inc. for between five and 10 years earn $81K per year on average. The largest slice of the McAfee, Inc. workforce (37 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, $99K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Project Management Professionals, who make $118K per year. Certified Information Systems Security Professionals with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at about $102K annually. The best paid folks at McAfee, Inc. have a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science (CS) & Engineering, earning around $113K per year.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Microsoft SQL Server; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $120K annually. It's pretty common to find people here who know Project Management; nearly one in ten consider it a key competency. Java, IT Security & Infrastructure, and Microsoft Excel were also reported by many survey participants.
Benefits and Perks
A large number of respondents plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. Nearly all employees have health insurance, and benefits for almost 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.