Bringing in the most money are Principal Software Engineers — their earnings average $130K. Quality Assurance Engineers are a close second at around $107K along with Senior Software Engineers (approximately $105K) and Software Quality Assurance Engineers (about $94K). On the lower end are Technical Support Engineers at $51K.
Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can typically make $80K. Survey participants who have worked at Symantec Corporation for between five and ten years earn approximately $95K on average. The largest fraction of Symantec Corporation people (32 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn $116K annually.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $140K per year) can be spotted in San Francisco; Mountain View (around $110K), San Jose ($106K), and Culver City ($87K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at around $80K) is Minneapolis. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of California; salaries there average to $109K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to $148K for Pragmatic Marketing Certifieds, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Certified ScrumMasters also rank high on the pay scale, with expected earnings of approximately $125K per year. Regarding salaries and education, Symantec Corporation pays those with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (EE) the most — $146K.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Java; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of about $112K. It's pretty common to find people here who know C++; close to a seventh consider it a key competency. Employees also tend to know Project Management, SQL, and C.
Benefits and Perks
A 401(k) program is available, and the vast majority of workers use it to save for retirement. Almost all employees receive health insurance, and a solid majority of workers get dental coverage. Privileges also include a stock purchase plan, a casual working environment, a subsidized cell phone, gym membership, and life insurance.