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Average Salary for Symantec Corporation Employees

Cupertino, California-based Symantec Corporation hires for positions ranging from Principal Software Engineer to Software Engineer in the computer software industry. Symantec Corporation offers hefty wages with the average worker making $98K annually. Though how long you've been working and geography do impact pay, your role at the company is the primary influence on employee salary at Symantec Corporation. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

How This Employer Pays

Symantec Corporation typically pays:
above market
Similar employers pay:
above market
Similar companies include:
Apple Computer, Inc, Cisco Systems Inc, Google, Inc.
Employer: Symantec Corporation
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Principal Software Engineer (19)
$118,825 - $158,759  
[-]Principal Software Engineer (19)
Salary$112,068 - $148,806  
Bonus$4,932 - $14,201  
Total Pay$118,825 - $158,759  
[+]Software Engineer (13)
$57,868 - $101,849  
[+]Software Engineer (13)
Salary$76,901 - $102,226  
Bonus$1,078 - $14,636  
Total Pay$57,868 - $101,849  
[+]Senior Software Engineer (8)
$73,916 - $138,706  
[+]Senior Software Engineer (8)
Salary$74,362 - $133,108  
Bonus$606 - $12,543  
Total Pay$73,916 - $138,706  
[+]Technical Support Engineer (8)
$38,071 - $86,287  
[+]Technical Support Engineer (8)
Salary$40,024 - $85,388  
Total Pay$38,071 - $86,287  
 Precise Range (?
XPrecise ranges are calculated based on validated data submitted by employees in this job at this company.
)     Estimated Range (?
XWhen PayScale has limited employee-submitted data, we base estimated ranges on a broader set of relevant employee profiles to calculate the most accurate ranges for this job at this company.
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 212
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Symantec Corporation Details

20330 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Cupertino, California 95014


Computer software, Computer, Prepackaged Software, Computer security


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Bringing in the most money are Principal Software Engineers — their earnings average $130K. Quality Assurance Engineers are a close second at $107K along with Senior Software Engineers (approximately $105K) and Software Quality Assurance Engineers ($94K). Technical Support Engineers are among the lowest paid at around $52K.

Years of Experience

For those with five or more years experience, average earnings amount to about $92K. Between the one and five year mark, pay is typically approximately $80K. Broadly speaking, the largest slice of the Symantec Corporation workforce (31 percent) has a tenure of 10-19 years and earns $116K per year.


Median pay is highest in San Francisco ($140K annually), followed by Mountain View ($109K), San Jose (around $106K), and Culver City (about $87K). Expected earnings are below average (around $80K) in Minneapolis, one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, the highest pay levels are found in California, where the average Symantec Corporation employee makes $108K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach approximately $125K for Certified ScrumMasters; non-accredited workers make much less. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Sun Certified Java Programmer s with credentials; these people typically earn about $125K annually. The best paid folks at Symantec Corporation have a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (EE), earning $146K per year.


In this position, it pays to have Java in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $112K. C++ is a popular skill in the Symantec Corporation workforce; one in eight of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Other top skills include Project Management, SQL, and C.

Benefits and Perks

Almost all employees participate in a 401(k) program. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for the vast majority of workers, and the greater part of workers report receiving dental coverage as well. Additional benefits of working here are a stock purchase plan, a casual working environment, a company cell phone, gym membership, and life insurance.

Key Stats

33 %
67 %
$52,093 - $125,445
$55,576 - $119,024
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

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