Average Salary for Symantec Corporation Employees

Based in Cupertino, Calif.,computer software player Symantec Corporation offers many employment opportunities, including Software Engineer and Senior Technical Support Engineer positions. Generous compensation can be found at Symantec Corporation; employee salaries often surpass six figures and average pay comes to $104K annually. Though your experience level and geography do impact pay, what you do at the company is the primary influence on employee salary at Symantec Corporation. This report 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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Principal Software Engineers rake in the most money, with average earnings of $134K per year; Information Security Analysts come in second with average earnings amounting to $105K, while Senior Software Engineers and Software Engineers rank near the top as well (about $103K and around $93K, respectively). Near the bottom at Symantec Corporation are Technical Support Engineers, pulling in an average of just $58K.

Years of Experience

For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to approximately $107K annually. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $85K per year. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Symantec Corporation employees (32 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn around $119K annually on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($135K per year) can be spotted in San Francisco, Calif.; San Jose, Calif. ($123K), Mountain View, Calif. (about $115K), and Culver City, Calif. (approximately $102K) are the next top-paying cities. Eugene, Ore. is near the bottom for pay at $68K. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of California, where they average to $110K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Ethical Hackers receive bigger paychecks ($128K per year) than those without credentials. Earning a Certified Information Systems Security Professional certification garners significant financial rewards of approximately $112K annually on average. At Symantec Corporation, employees who hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration receive the highest salaries at about $118K.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Project Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of around $107K per year. One of the more prevalent skills at Symantec Corporation is Java, with approximately one-seventh considering it a key competency. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with C++ Programming Language, Data Analysis, and Linux.

Benefits and Perks

The vast majority of workers participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. Health insurance is part of the package for nearly all employees, and for the vast majority of survey participants, dental coverage is too. A few more workplace perks are a subsidized cell phone, a stock purchase plan, a casual working environment, gym membership, and life insurance.

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Key Stats for Symantec Corporation


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66 %
$52,711 - $113,037
$61,636 - $128,627

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$59,007 - $134,815
$39,447 - $101,790
$77,281 - $117,360
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