Average Salary for Blizzard Entertainment Employees

Blizzard Entertainment employees bring home $81K per year on average. Blizzard Entertainment paychecks are largely negotiated based on your experience level, though your city and your job title are also considered. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Employer: Blizzard Entertainment
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Software Engineer (4)
$76,108 - $153,055  
[-]Software Engineer (4)
Salary$65,148 - $115,265  
Bonus$2,773 - $22,482  
Profit Disbursement$1,109 - $20,719  
Total Pay$76,108 - $153,055  
[+]Quality Assurance Analyst (3)
$22,488 - $52,468  
[+]Quality Assurance Analyst (3)
Total Pay$22,488 - $52,468  
[+]Front End Developer / Engineer (2)
$45,900 - $89,843  
[+]Front End Developer / Engineer (2)
Total Pay$45,900 - $89,843  
[+]Senior Software Engineer (2)
$91,213 - $171,173  
[+]Senior Software Engineer (2)
Salary$83,859 - $142,513  
Total Pay$91,213 - $171,173  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 52

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Irvine, California 


Computer and video game industry, Video game


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Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $49K annually on average. Overall, the greater share of Blizzard Entertainment folks have five to nine years of experience and earn an average around $77K per year.


Residents of Los Angeles, Calif. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $110K annually; other top-paying cities include the company's headquarter city of Irvine, Calif. (about $81K) and Austin, Texas (approximately $69K). By state, Blizzard Entertainment pays its California employees the most; the pay rate there is $80K per year.


Senior Software Engineers rake in the most money, with average earnings of around $117K annually; Software Engineers come in second with median earnings amounting to $95K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified ScrumMasters have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $82K annually. Blizzard Entertainment compensates Bachelor's Degree-holders the most at approximately $57K per year.


When it comes to skills, employees who report C# among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $127K annually. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Project Management; somewhere between a fifth and a fourth deem it necessary for work. Adobe Photoshop, HTML, and C++ are also desirable skills.


Employees who completed the survey skew strongly male, with a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

35 percent — the minority — enjoy both paid vacation and paid sick time. To plan for old age, most respondents maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. The vast majority of respondents can count on health insurance, and a large number of employees have dental coverage as a benefit. Privileges also include a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, gym membership, and life insurance.

Key Stats for Blizzard Entertainment


18 %
83 %
$33,345 - $74,500
$43,161 - $106,559
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

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