Average Salary for Pixar Animation Studios Employees

Pixar Animation Studios pays its employees $61K per year on average. Your experience level primarily drives compensation; however, geography is also reported as a secondary influence on salary at Pixar Animation Studios. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Emeryville, California 94608


Motion Picture and Video Production, Film

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Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $53K annually on average. For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $40K per year. The largest slice of the Pixar Animation Studios workforce (33 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, about $95K annually.


Earning approximately $44K per year on average, Graphic Designers receive the most money.

Certifications and Degrees

It pays to have a Bachelor's Degree at Pixar Animation Studios — these employees make the most at $78K annually.


When it comes to skills, People Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of around $155K per year. 3D Animation also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; approximately one in three of employees surveyed report using it at work.

Benefits and Perks

A 401(k) program is available, and a fair number of workers use it to save for retirement. For the vast majority of workers, benefits include health insurance, and a strong majority of workers get dental coverage, too. Other privileges include a casual working environment.

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Key Stats for Pixar Animation Studios


45 %
55 %
$44,150 - $92,500
$63,871 - $122,084
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

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