Average Salary for Blizzard Entertainment Employees

Blizzard Entertainment is a computer and video game industry firm headquartered in Irvine, Calif. that hires for Software Engineer positions, Video Game Designer roles, and more. Employees at Blizzard Entertainment make $76K annually on average. Though your job title and your city are influential salary factors for those at Blizzard Entertainment, how long you've been working turns out to have the greatest impact on paycheck size. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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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. The greater proportion of employees (47 percent) report five to nine years of experience and bring home median pay of about $79K annually.


Nearing the top of the pay scale are Senior Software Engineers, Software Engineers, and Video Game Designers; while the first receives the highest median pay at around $117K per year, the other salaries come in at $95K and approximately $76K, respectively.


Residents of Los Angeles, Calif. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $97K annually; other top-paying cities include the company's headquarter city of Irvine, Calif. (approximately $80K) and Austin, Texas ($72K). By state, Blizzard Entertainment pays its California employees the most; the pay rate there is $79K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified ScrumMasters are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $91K annually. Employees who have a Bachelor's Degree make the most here, hauling in around $59K per year.


Employees who count C++ among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is about $95K annually. A common skill in Blizzard Entertainment's work force is Adobe Photoshop; roughly one in seven of survey participants report using it on the job. Many workers usually know Project Management, HTML, and People Management as well.


At Blizzard Entertainment, there are significantly more males who responded to the survey than females — the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to employee benefits, Blizzard Entertainment has room for improvement — only a third of workers are paid for vacation and sick time. A large number of survey participants contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. Perks cover health insurance for the vast majority of workers and dental coverage for most survey participants. Blizzard Entertainment employees also enjoy perks such as a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, gym membership, and life insurance.

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Key Stats for Blizzard Entertainment


19 %
81 %
$47,845 - $80,169
$41,106 - $96,509
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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