Average Salary for Symantec Corporation Employees

Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec Corporation offers a range of employment opportunities in the computer software, from Software Engineer to Senior Technical Support Engineer. Generous compensation can be found at Symantec Corporation; employee salaries often surpass six figures and average pay comes to $103K annually. For the most part, employee paychecks at Symantec Corporation fluctuate depending on your role at the company; your experience level and your city also matter, but to a lesser degree. The data for this overview comes from 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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The highest average salaries go to Principal Software Engineers, who bring in close to about $134K per year, though Information Security Analysts are not far behind at around $105K along with Software Engineers ($97K) and Senior Software Engineers ($97K). Symantec Corporation hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Technical Support Engineers ($58K on average).

Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach approximately $86K annually. Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $101K per year on average. The greater proportion of employees (32 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of approximately $119K annually.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($142K per year) can be spotted in San Francisco, Calif.; San Jose, Calif. (around $121K), Mountain View, Calif. (about $108K), and Herndon, Va. ($104K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at approximately $69K) is Eugene, Ore. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of about $109K annually) in California.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Certified Ethical Hackers, who make $128K per year. Certified Information Systems Security Professionals also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of around $110K annually. The highest-paying degree here is a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance; Symantec Corporation awards $110K to these degree-holders.


When it comes to skills, Project Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $112K per year. Java is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; roughly a seventh of Symantec Corporation's people use it regularly. Three more common skills are C++ Programming Language, Data Analysis, and SQL.

Benefits and Perks

Almost all survey participants plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. At Symantec Corporation, most respondents have health insurance, and a large number of respondents have dental coverage. Additional benefits of working here are gym membership, a stock purchase plan, a casual working environment, a subsidized cell phone, and life insurance.

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Key Stats for Symantec Corporation


31 %
69 %
$51,006 - $111,438
$61,079 - $125,567

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$58,039 - $146,352
$73,974 - $123,675
$39,447 - $101,790
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