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Average Salary for Symantec Corporation Employees

Based in Cupertino, Calif.,computer software player Symantec Corporation offers many employment opportunities, including Principal Software Engineer and Software Engineer positions. Those interested in boosting their bank account turn to Symantec Corporation, where salaries climb well into six-figure range and average pay approaches $103K. Geography influences pay for Symantec Corporation workers the most, followed by your role at the company and your experience level. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Symantec Corporation typically pays:
above market
Similar employers pay:
above market
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Apple Computer, Inc, Cisco Systems Inc, Google, Inc.
Employer: Symantec Corporation
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Principal Software Engineer (19)
$120,238 - $162,440  
[-]Principal Software Engineer (19)
Salary$113,153 - $149,866  
Bonus$4,894 - $15,319  
Total Pay$120,238 - $162,440  
[+]Software Engineer (12)
$79,660 - $103,825  
[+]Software Engineer (12)
Salary$77,722 - $103,825  
Bonus$1,060 - $14,603  
Total Pay$79,660 - $103,825  
[+]Senior Software Engineer (12)
$91,873 - $137,020  
[+]Senior Software Engineer (12)
Salary$91,873 - $137,020  
Bonus$671 - $11,445  
Total Pay$91,873 - $137,020  
[+]Technical Support Engineer (10)
$45,127 - $106,282  
[+]Technical Support Engineer (10)
Salary$45,127 - $96,349  
Total Pay$45,127 - $106,282  
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XPrecise ranges are calculated based on validated data submitted by employees in this job at this company.
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XWhen PayScale has limited employee-submitted data, we base estimated ranges on a broader set of relevant employee profiles to calculate the most accurate ranges for this job at this company.
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 214

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About This Company

20330 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Cupertino, California 95014


Computer software, Computer, Prepackaged Software, Computer security


Symantec, Symantec Corp

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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($142K per year) can be spotted in San Francisco, Calif.; Mountain View, Calif. ($117K), Los Angeles, Calif. ($106K), and San Jose, Calif. (about $102K) are the next top-paying cities. Eugene, Ore. is near the bottom for pay at approximately $54K. By state, Symantec Corporation employees make the most in California, earning around $115K annually on average.


Earning approximately $129K per year on average, Principal Software Engineers receive the most money, followed by Quality Assurance Engineers ($115K), Senior Software Engineers (around $106K), and Software Quality Assurance Engineers ($96K). Technical Support Engineers at Symantec Corporation do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions ($51K on average) at the company.

Years of Experience

For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to about $98K annually. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make approximately $78K per year on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (31 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make $118K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified ITIL Leaders are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to around $130K per year. Becoming a Certified ScrumMaster can certainly pay off here; those folks make $128K on average. The best paid folks at Symantec Corporation have a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering (CE), earning $116K annually.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Software Development among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of about $138K per year. One of the more prevalent skills at Symantec Corporation is Java, with nearly one in eight considering it a key competency. C++, Project Management, and SQL were also reported by many survey participants.

Benefits and Perks

Almost all workers report contributing to a 401(k). For nearly all survey participants, benefits include health insurance, and the vast majority of workers get dental coverage, too. Some other perks are a stock purchase plan, a casual working environment, a subsidized cell phone, gym membership, and life insurance.

Key Stats for Symantec Corporation


31 %
69 %
$52,693 - $133,323
$55,679 - $120,295
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 46 votes.
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