Average Salary for Blizzard Entertainment Employees

Based in Irvine, Calif.,computer and video game industry player Blizzard Entertainment offers many employment opportunities, including Software Engineer and Video Game Designer positions. An average Blizzard Entertainment employee can expect to make $82K per year. Your experience level influences pay for Blizzard Entertainment workers the most, followed by your role at the company and where you live. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Irvine, California 


Computer and video game industry, Video game


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Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, median pay is around $44K annually. Overall, the greater share of Blizzard Entertainment folks have five to nine years of experience and earn an average approximately $81K per year.


The highest paychecks go to Senior Software Engineers, who earn $117K annually on average, closely trailed by Software Engineers ($95K) and Video Game Designers ($76K).


Residents of Los Angeles, Calif. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is about $97K per year; other top-paying cities include the company's headquarter city of Irvine, Calif. ($82K) and Austin, Texas (around $72K). U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of California; salaries there average to about $82K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Certified ScrumMaster certainly has its perks — salaries approach $91K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Those with a Bachelor's Degree at Blizzard Entertainment come out on top, and their salaries approach $59K annually.


In this position, it pays to have C# in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $127K per year. A relatively widespread skill at Blizzard Entertainment is Project Management; around one in seven of employees use it for work. Three more common skills are Adobe Photoshop, C++, and .NET.


Men make up the majority of employees who took the survey in a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

Unfortunately, a minority of employees — about 30 percent — are presented with both paid vacation and sick leave. To plan for old age, a large number of survey participants maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. Blizzard Entertainment provides health insurance to almost all survey participants, and a large number of employees do receive dental coverage. Privileges also include a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, gym membership, and life insurance.

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Key Stats for Blizzard Entertainment


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$47,845 - $80,169
$41,106 - $101,302
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20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

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