Average Salary for Symantec Corporation Employees

Cupertino, Calif.-based Symantec Corporation hires for positions ranging from Principal Software Engineer to Senior Software Engineer in the computer software. With average pay surpassing six figures at Symantec Corporation ($102K), workers enjoy generous pay. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for Symantec Corporation workers, followed by your job title and how long you've been working. This overview is based on 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 (approximately $145K annually) can be spotted in San Francisco, Calif.; Mountain View, Calif. ($116K), Los Angeles, Calif. ($106K), and San Jose, Calif. (around $104K) are the next top-paying cities. Eugene, Ore. is near the bottom for pay at $54K. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of about $113K per year) in California.


Bringing in the most money are Principal Software Engineers — their earnings average approximately $128K annually. Quality Assurance Engineers are a close second at $114K along with Senior Software Engineers ($103K) and Software Quality Assurance Engineers ($94K). Technical Support Engineers are among the lowest paid at a median salary of about $53K.

Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, median pay is around $75K per year. For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $100K annually. The largest fraction of Symantec Corporation people (34 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn $116K per year on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Information Security Managers have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at around $165K annually. Certified Information Systems Security Professionals also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of approximately $133K per year. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering (CE); Symantec Corporation awards about $117K to these degree-holders.


In this position, it pays to have Test Automation in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $107K annually. Java also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; close to an eighth of employees surveyed report using it at work. C++, Project Management, and SQL round out the set of key employee skills.

Benefits and Perks

Nearly all survey participants report contributing to a 401(k). The vast majority of survey participants have health insurance, and benefits for almost all survey participants also include dental insurance. Symantec Corporation also dishes out privileges such as a stock purchase plan, a casual working environment, a company cell phone, gym membership, and life insurance.

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Key Stats for Symantec Corporation


34 %
66 %
$52,133 - $124,372
$59,392 - $124,151
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 43 votes.

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