Principal Software Engineers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $140K per year — though Quality Assurance Engineers, Senior Software Engineers, and Software Quality Assurance Engineers also do fairly well at $118K, approximately $105K, and around $94K, respectively. Among the lower-paid positions at Symantec Corporation are Technical Support Engineers — the median salary for this role approaches about $56K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($148K annually) can be spotted in San Francisco, Calif.; San Jose, Calif. ($120K), Mountain View, Calif. (around $119K), and Los Angeles, Calif. (about $96K) are the next top-paying cities. Eugene, Ore. is near the bottom for pay at $65K. By state, the highest pay levels are found in California, where the average Symantec Corporation employee makes approximately $118K per year.
Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $78K annually on average. For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to approximately $100K per year. The greater proportion of employees (32 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of $121K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Information Systems Security Professionals receive bigger paychecks ($148K per year) than those without credentials. Certified ScrumMasters with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $138K annually. The highest-paying degree here is a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD); Symantec Corporation awards around $149K to these degree-holders.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Python; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of about $108K per year. It's pretty common to find people here who know Java; close to one-seventh consider it a key competency. Other skills in demand are C++, Data Analysis, and Linux.
Benefits and Perks
The vast majority of employees report contributing to a 401(k). Health insurance comes as part of the deal for the vast majority of survey participants, and nearly all employees report receiving dental coverage as well. Symantec Corporation folks also make good use of a stock purchase plan, a casual working environment, a subsidized cell phone, gym membership, and life insurance.