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Based in Irvine, California, computer and video game industry industry player Blizzard Entertainment offers many employment opportunities, including Software Engineer and Video Game Designer positions. A salary of $83K per year is the going rate at Blizzard Entertainment. For the most part, employee paychecks at Blizzard Entertainment fluctuate depending on your experience level; your role at the company and where you live also matter, but to a lesser degree. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Job (Number Reporting)
|$61,853 - $145,315|
|Salary||$63,962 - $121,934|
|Bonus||$1,493 - $16,625|
|Profit Disbursement||$915 - $16,961|
|Total Pay||$61,853 - $145,315|
|$42,929 - $80,897|
|Profit Disbursement||$621 - $10,747|
|Total Pay||$42,929 - $80,897|
|$39,370 - $121,112|
|Salary||$39,596 - $91,085|
|Total Pay||$39,370 - $121,112|
|$57,955 - $116,234|
|Bonus||$1,344 - $15,909|
|Total Pay||$57,955 - $116,234|
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 9 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 52
For those with one to four years of experience, paychecks typically reach about $50K. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (47 percent) have been working for five to nine years and make around $77K annually.
Earning approximately $95K on average, Software Engineers receive the most money, followed by Video Game Designers ($66K).
Residents of Los Angeles pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $90K per year; other top-paying cities include the company's headquarter city of Irvine ($81K) and Austin (around $64K). Across Blizzard Entertainment's U.S. offices, employees in the state of California earn the most, taking home about $81K annually.
Being a Sun Certified Java Programmer certainly has its perks — salaries approach approximately $93K and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Certified ScrumMasters with credentials; these people typically earn $82K per year. Those with a Bachelor's Degree at Blizzard Entertainment come out on top, and their salaries approach $58K annually.
The highest-paying skill to have may be .NET; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $127K. A common skill in Blizzard Entertainment's work force is Project Management; just over a fifth of survey participants report using it on the job. Three more common skills are C++, HTML, and Adobe Photoshop.
Men make up the majority of employees in a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; Blizzard Entertainment gives paid vacation days to 38 percent and sick leave to 29 percent. Nearly all workers save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Perks cover health insurance for a solid majority of workers and dental coverage for a strong majority of workers. A few more workplace perks are a casual working environment, gym membership, tuition reimbursement, and life insurance.
$43,349 - $101,302
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