Principal Software Engineers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at about $134K annually — though Information Security Analysts, Senior Software Engineers, and Software Engineers also do fairly well at around $105K, $103K, and approximately $97K, respectively. With salaries averaging $57K, Technical Support Engineers are among the lowest paid at Symantec Corporation.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $86K per year. Survey participants who have worked at Symantec Corporation for between five and 10 years earn about $100K annually on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Symantec Corporation employees (32 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn $119K per year on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($138K annually) can be spotted in San Francisco, Calif.; Herndon, Va. ($122K), San Jose, Calif. (approximately $121K), and Mountain View, Calif. (around $111K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at approximately $69K) is Eugene, Ore. By state, California offers the highest pay at $110K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Ethical Hackers receive bigger paychecks (around $128K annually) than those without credentials. Certified Information Systems Security Professionals with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at about $109K per year. It pays to have a Master of Science (MS) at Symantec Corporation — these employees make the most at $106K annually.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Agile Software Development; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $121K per year. Java also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; nearly one in seven of employees surveyed report using it at work. C++ Programming Language, SQL, and Project Management round out the set of key employee skills.
Benefits and Perks
A 401(k) program is available, and almost all survey participants use it to save for retirement. The vast majority of respondents report having health insurance, and most survey participants report having dental coverage. Employees can also look forward to a casual working environment, a stock purchase plan, a company cell phone, gym membership, and life insurance.