Principal Software Engineers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing around $142K annually on average; Information Security Analysts are next on the list, bringing in close to $105K, followed by Senior Software Engineers earning $98K and Software Engineers making $94K. Earning only approximately $58K on average, Technical Support Engineers make less than most people in the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $135K per year) can be spotted in San Francisco, Calif.; San Jose, Calif. (approximately $123K), Herndon, Va. (around $122K), and Mountain View, Calif. (about $114K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $68K) is Eugene, Ore. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of California; salaries there average to $111K annually.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $106K per year. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach approximately $82K annually. The greater proportion of employees (31 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of $117K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach $147K annually for Certified Information Systems Security Professionals; non-accredited workers make much less. Certified Ethical Hackers also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of about $128K per year. It pays to have a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration at Symantec Corporation — these employees make the most at $118K annually.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Python; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of around $107K per year. Java is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; nearly one in seven of Symantec Corporation's people use it regularly. Data Analysis, C++ Programming Language, and Project Management round out the set of key employee skills.
Benefits and Perks
Almost all respondents save for retirement through Symantec Corporation's 401(k) plan. Health insurance is part of the package for the vast majority of survey participants, and for the vast majority of workers, dental coverage is too. Symantec Corporation employees also enjoy perks such as a company cell phone, a stock purchase plan, a casual working environment, gym membership, and life insurance.