Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is around $47K per year. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Blizzard Entertainment employees (40 percent) have five to nine years of experience and earn approximately $77K annually on average.
Bringing in the most money are Senior Software Engineers — their earnings average about $117K per year. Software Engineers are a close second at $95K annually.
Residents of Los Angeles, Calif. 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, Calif. ($81K) and Austin, Texas ($69K). Across Blizzard Entertainment's U.S. offices, employees in the state of California earn the most, taking home approximately $78K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified ScrumMasters have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at around $82K per year. At Blizzard Entertainment, employees who hold a Bachelor's Degree receive the highest salaries at about $57K.
When it comes to skills, C# seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $127K annually. A relatively widespread skill at Blizzard Entertainment is Project Management; somewhere between a fifth and a fourth of employees use it for work. Three more common skills are Adobe Photoshop, HTML, and C++.
The number of male employees who participated in the survey outweighs the number of women; the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
The company pays out both vacation time and sick leave for only 35 percent. To plan for old age, most employees maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. Nearly all survey participants report having health insurance, and a large number of survey participants report having dental coverage. Blizzard Entertainment also dishes out privileges such as a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, gym membership, and life insurance.