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.