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.