Average Salary for Symantec Corporation Employees

Operating out of Cupertino, Calif., computer software company Symantec Corporation employs talent in positions ranging from Principal Software Engineer to Senior Software Engineer. With a reputation for handing out six-figure salaries (median pay is $102K), Symantec Corporation is a strong magnet for those looking to increase their earning potential. Geography primarily drives compensation; however, what you do at the company and your experience level are also reported as secondary influences on salary at Symantec Corporation. 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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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($143K per year) can be spotted in San Francisco, Calif.; Mountain View, Calif. ($116K), San Jose, Calif. (about $104K), and Los Angeles, Calif. (around $95K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Eugene, Ore.; in fact, at approximately $54K it is one of the worst-paid cities. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of California, where they average to $113K annually.


Principal Software Engineers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing approximately $128K per year on average; Quality Assurance Engineers are next on the list, bringing in close to $116K, followed by Senior Software Engineers earning around $103K and Software Quality Assurance Engineers making $94K. Technical Support Engineers are among the lowest paid at a median salary of about $53K.

Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $75K annually. For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $101K per year. The largest slice of the Symantec Corporation workforce (34 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, $117K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Information Security Managers are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to around $165K per year. Certified Information Systems Security Professionals also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of approximately $133K annually. The best paid folks at Symantec Corporation have a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering (CE), earning $117K per year.


In this position, it pays to have C in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of about $104K annually. It's pretty common to find people here who know Java; close to an eighth consider it a key competency. Other skills in demand are C++, Project Management, and SQL.

Benefits and Perks

Almost all survey participants participate in a 401(k) program. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for the vast majority of workers, and nearly all workers report receiving dental coverage as well. Other privileges include a stock purchase plan, a casual working environment, a subsidized cell phone, gym membership, and life insurance.

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66 %
$53,250 - $125,911
$59,598 - $123,756

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

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