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.