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 Project Manager. The average employee at Blizzard Entertainment takes home $83K per year. Your role at the company influences pay for Blizzard Entertainment workers the most, followed by your experience level and where you live. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Blizzard Entertainment Median Salary by Job


Software Engineer
4 profiles

Senior Software Engineer
3 profiles

Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)
3 profiles

Database Engineer
2 profiles

Linux System Administrator
2 profiles

Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer
2 profiles

Graphic Designer
2 profiles

  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Jun 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 65
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Irvine, California 


Computer and video game industry, Video game


Source: Freebase


Earning $118K annually on average, Senior Software Engineers receive the most money, followed by Project Managers (approximately $103K), Software Engineers (about $97K), and Video Game Designers (around $84K). Graphic Designers are among the lowest paid at a median salary of $41K.

Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $69K per year on average. The greater proportion of employees (40 percent) report five to nine years of experience and bring home median pay of around $87K annually.


Residents of the company's headquarter city of Irvine, Calif. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $89K per year; other top-paying cities include Los Angeles, Calif. (approximately $88K) and Austin, Texas (about $82K). By state, the highest compensation levels appear in California, where the average salary is $86K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Certified ScrumMaster certainly has its perks — salaries approach $105K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. At Blizzard Entertainment, employees who hold a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) receive the highest salaries at approximately $103K.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Python; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $103K annually. Project Management is a popular skill among Blizzard Entertainment workers, with just under a fifth of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Some other standard skills here are C++ Programming Language, Linux, and Adobe Photoshop.


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

Merely a quarter of respondents at Blizzard Entertainment earn paid vacation and paid sick time. Most respondents save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for nearly all respondents, and a solid majority of workers report receiving dental coverage as well. Employees can also look forward to a casual working environment, gym membership, life insurance, and pets/dog at work.

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Key Stats for Blizzard Entertainment


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82 %
$65,000 - $104,008
$50,678 - $105,990

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
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