Average Salary for Symantec Corporation Employees

Cupertino, Calif.-based Symantec Corporation hires for positions ranging from Principal Software Engineer to Senior Software Engineer in the computer software. Those searching for a six-figure salary consider Symantec Corporation, where hearty paychecks average $102K. Your city primarily drives compensation; however, your job title and your experience level are also reported as secondary influences on salary at Symantec Corporation. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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About This Company

20330 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Cupertino, California 95014


Computer software, Computer, Prepackaged Software, Computer security


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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($143K per year) can be spotted in San Francisco, Calif.; Mountain View, Calif. (around $116K), San Jose, Calif. ($104K), and Los Angeles, Calif. (approximately $95K) are the next top-paying cities. At $54K, Eugene, Ore. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Within the firm, employees working in California take home the most — about $113K annually on average.


Principal Software Engineers earn the highest median pay at $128K per year, followed by Quality Assurance Engineers (about $116K), Senior Software Engineers (approximately $103K), and Software Quality Assurance Engineers ($94K). Earning only $53K on average, Technical Support Engineers make less than most people in the company.

Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach around $75K annually. For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $101K per year. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Symantec Corporation employees (34 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn approximately $117K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to $165K per year for Certified Information Security Managers, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. On average, salaries rise to around $133K annually for accredited Certified Information Systems Security Professionals. It pays to have a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering (CE) at Symantec Corporation — these employees make the most at about $117K per year.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be C; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $104K annually. Java is a popular skill in the Symantec Corporation workforce; about one in eight of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with C++, Project Management, and SQL.

Benefits and Perks

Almost all workers plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. Symantec Corporation provides health insurance to nearly all workers, and the vast majority of survey participants do receive dental coverage. Other privileges include a stock purchase plan, a casual working environment, a subsidized cell phone, gym membership, and life insurance.

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Key Stats for Symantec Corporation


34 %
66 %
$53,250 - $125,911
$59,598 - $123,756
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

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