Average Salary for Blizzard Entertainment Employees

Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., Blizzard Entertainment offers a range of employment opportunities in the computer and video game industry, from Software Engineer to Video Game Designer. A salary of $82K annually is the median rate at Blizzard Entertainment. Though what you do at the company and your city do impact pay, how long you've been working is the primary influence on employee salary at Blizzard Entertainment. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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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 $44K per year. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (46 percent) have been working for five to nine years and make $81K annually on average.


Bringing in the most money are Senior Software Engineers — their earnings average approximately $117K per year. Software Engineers are a close second at $95K along with Video Game Designers (about $76K).


Residents of Los Angeles, Calif. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is around $97K annually; other top-paying cities include the company's headquarter city of Irvine, Calif. ($82K) and Austin, Texas ($72K). Within the firm, employees working in California take home the most — $82K per year on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to about $91K annually for Certified ScrumMasters, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Regarding salaries and education, Blizzard Entertainment pays those with a Bachelor's Degree the most — approximately $59K.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be C#; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of around $127K per year. It's pretty common to find people here who know Project Management; about one in seven consider it a key competency. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Adobe Photoshop, C++, and .NET.


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

Just 30 percent receive paid time off. A large number of employees save for retirement through Blizzard Entertainment's 401(k) plan. Health insurance is part of the package for almost all survey participants, and for most survey participants, dental coverage is too. Advantages of working here also include a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, gym membership, and life insurance.

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$47,845 - $80,169
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

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