Average Salary for McAfee, Inc. Employees

Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., McAfee, Inc. offers a range of employment opportunities in the computer software, from Software Engineer to Security Engineer. The average employee at McAfee, Inc. takes home $89K per year. Though your experience level and your role at the company do impact pay, your city 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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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($118K annually) can be spotted in Plano, Texas; the company's headquarter city of Santa Clara, Calif. (approximately $97K), Idaho Falls, Idaho ($73K), and Reston, Va. (around $67K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Dallas, Texas — at about $49K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. McAfee, Inc. workers in California earn the most — $95K per year on average.

Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $60K annually. For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to around $83K per year. Overall, the greater share of McAfee, Inc. folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average $99K annually.


The highest average salaries go to Software Engineers, who bring in close to about $80K per year, though Security Engineers are not far behind at $78K along with Facility Security Officers (approximately $67K) and Marketing Specialists ($49K).

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer certainly has its perks — salaries approach about $118K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. The best paid folks at McAfee, Inc. have a Master of Computer Science (MCS), earning approximately $122K per year.


When it comes to skills, employees who report People Management among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $146K annually. Security Policies and Procedures is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; one in eight of McAfee, Inc.'s people use it regularly. Some other standard skills here are Security Testing and Auditing, IT Security & Infrastructure, and PASCAL.


McAfee, Inc.'s employees who answered the questionnaire are largely male (the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1).

Benefits and Perks

Most survey participants save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Most workers report having health insurance, and nearly all respondents report having dental coverage. McAfee, Inc. employees also enjoy perks such as a casual working environment, free drinks, tuition reimbursement, a stock purchase plan, and gym membership.

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$56,426 - $103,252

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