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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 Software Engineer. With a reputation for handing out six-figure salaries (median pay is $104K), Symantec Corporation is a strong magnet for those looking to increase their earning potential. At Symantec Corporation, the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is where you live — it impacts salary more than anything else — though your role at the company and your experience level each factor into the equation as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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How This Employer Pays

Symantec Corporation typically pays:
above market
Similar employers pay:
above market
Similar companies include:
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Employer: Symantec Corporation
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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. (around $118K), Los Angeles, Calif. (about $110K), and San Jose, Calif. (approximately $102K) are the next top-paying cities. Eugene, Ore. is near the bottom for pay at $54K. The highest pay by state can be found in California, where salaries average out at $115K annually.


Principal Software Engineers rake in the most money, with average earnings of approximately $129K per year; Quality Assurance Engineers come in second with average earnings amounting to $114K, while Senior Software Engineers and Information Technology Project Managers rank near the top as well (around $106K and $95K, respectively). With salaries averaging $50K, Technical Support Engineers are among the lowest paid at Symantec Corporation.

Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make about $76K annually on average. Average pay is $101K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. The greater proportion of employees (33 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of $118K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach around $130K per year for Certified ITIL Leaders; non-accredited workers make much less. On average, salaries rise to approximately $128K annually for accredited Certified ScrumMasters. Regarding salaries and education, Symantec Corporation pays those with a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering (CE) the most — about $116K.


The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be C++; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $112K per year. Java is a popular skill among Symantec Corporation workers, with around one in eight of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Other top skills include Project Management, SQL, and Linux.

Benefits and Perks

The vast majority of workers plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. For almost all respondents, benefits include health insurance, and nearly all employees get dental coverage, too. The list of perks also includes a stock purchase plan, a casual working environment, a subsidized cell phone, gym membership, and life insurance.

Key Stats for Symantec Corporation


33 %
67 %
$51,759 - $128,333
$58,452 - $126,690
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 47 votes.
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