Average Salary for Symantec Corporation Employees

Cupertino, Calif.-based Symantec Corporation hires for positions ranging from Software Engineer to Technical Support Engineer in the computer software. Workers at Symantec Corporation bring home significant six-figure salaries — on average, employees make $102K. Though how long you've been working and geography do impact pay, your role at the company is the primary influence on employee salary at Symantec Corporation. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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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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Nearing the top of the pay scale are Principal Software Engineers, Information Security Analysts, Senior Software Engineers, and Software Engineers; while the first receives the highest median pay at approximately $142K annually, the other salaries come in at around $105K, $97K, and about $94K, respectively. Earning only $58K on average, Technical Support Engineers make less than most people in the company.

Years of Experience

Average pay is $105K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make around $85K annually on average. The largest fraction of Symantec Corporation people (34 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn $118K per year on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($135K annually) can be spotted in San Francisco, Calif.; San Jose, Calif. (about $123K), Mountain View, Calif. ($113K), and Herndon, Va. (approximately $104K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average ($68K) in Eugene, Ore., one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, the highest pay levels are found in California, where the average Symantec Corporation employee makes $109K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Ethical Hackers earn around $128K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Certified Information Systems Security Professionals also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of $112K per year. Regarding salaries and education, Symantec Corporation pays those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration the most — approximately $118K.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Project Management; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of about $107K annually. A garden variety skill at Symantec Corporation is Java; one in seven of Symantec Corporation's people use it regularly. Key skills also include C++ Programming Language, Data Analysis, and SQL.

Benefits and Perks

Nearly all workers set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Almost all employees report having health insurance, and the vast majority of survey participants report having dental coverage. Some other advantages of working at Symantec Corporation are a stock purchase plan, a company cell phone, gym membership, a casual working environment, and life insurance.

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Key Stats for Symantec Corporation


34 %
66 %
$49,497 - $110,935
$60,869 - $126,962

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$57,806 - $143,835
$72,719 - $115,962
$39,306 - $106,000
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