When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $148K annually) can be spotted in San Francisco, Calif.; San Jose, Calif. ($121K), Mountain View, Calif. (around $118K), and Los Angeles, Calif. ($106K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Eugene, Ore.; in fact, at approximately $66K it is one of the worst-paid cities. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of California, where they average to $116K per year.
Principal Software Engineers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at around $136K annually — though Senior Software Engineers, Information Security Analysts, and Software Engineers also do fairly well at $108K, $97K, and about $95K, respectively. On the lower end are Technical Support Engineers at approximately $56K on average.
Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $83K per year on average. Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make around $100K annually on average. Overall, the greater share of Symantec Corporation folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average approximately $122K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Professionals have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $119K annually. Certified ScrumMasters also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of $117K per year. At Symantec Corporation, employees who hold a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) receive the highest salaries at $150K.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Project Management among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of about $109K annually. A garden variety skill at Symantec Corporation is Java; one-eighth of Symantec Corporation's people use it regularly. C++ Programming Language, Linux, and SQL were also reported by many survey participants.
Benefits and Perks
For employees looking to save up for their golden years, Symantec Corporation provides an optional 401(k) plan, and the vast majority of workers participate. Health insurance is part of the package for the vast majority of survey participants, and for nearly all respondents, dental coverage is too. The company also dishes out perks such as a stock purchase plan, a company cell phone, a casual working environment, gym membership, and life insurance.