When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $145K annually) can be spotted in San Francisco, Calif.; Mountain View, Calif. ($116K), Los Angeles, Calif. ($106K), and San Jose, Calif. (around $104K) are the next top-paying cities. Eugene, Ore. is near the bottom for pay at $54K. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of about $113K per year) in California.
Bringing in the most money are Principal Software Engineers — their earnings average approximately $128K annually. Quality Assurance Engineers are a close second at $114K along with Senior Software Engineers ($103K) and Software Quality Assurance Engineers ($94K). Technical Support Engineers are among the lowest paid at a median salary of about $53K.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is around $75K per year. For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $100K annually. The largest fraction of Symantec Corporation people (34 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn $116K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Information Security Managers have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at around $165K annually. Certified Information Systems Security Professionals also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of approximately $133K per year. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering (CE); Symantec Corporation awards about $117K to these degree-holders.
In this position, it pays to have Test Automation in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $107K annually. Java also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; close to an eighth of employees surveyed report using it at work. C++, Project Management, and SQL round out the set of key employee skills.
Benefits and Perks
Nearly all survey participants report contributing to a 401(k). The vast majority of survey participants have health insurance, and benefits for almost all survey participants also include dental insurance. Symantec Corporation also dishes out privileges such as a stock purchase plan, a casual working environment, a company cell phone, gym membership, and life insurance.