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.