Average Salary for Pixar Animation Studios Employees

Pixar Animation Studios workers are not strangers to large paychecks, where average earnings swell to $90K per year. This synopsis is derived from responses to the PayScale's salary survey.

How This Employer Pays

Pixar Animation Studios typically pays:
above market

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Employer: Pixar Animation Studios
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
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[-]Senior Software Engineer (3)
$62,552 - $170,009  
[-]Senior Software Engineer (3)
Salary$62,413 - $151,517  
Bonus$997 - $17,857  
Profit Disbursement$1,471 - $15,509  
Total Pay$62,552 - $170,009  
[+]Technical Director (2)
$80,047 - $204,505  
[+]Technical Director (2)
Salary$81,177 - $177,299  
Bonus$2,860 - $28,123  
Profit Disbursement$1,787 - $19,505  
Total Pay$80,047 - $204,505  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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About This Company

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 typically make $53K. The largest slice of the Pixar Animation Studios workforce (40 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns about $97K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Pixar Animation Studios provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor's Degree — these employees rake in around $78K per year.


When it comes to skills, Linux seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $125K.

Benefits and Perks

A 401(k) program is available, and a fair portion of workers use it to save for retirement. Almost all workers report having health insurance, and a strong majority of workers report having dental coverage. Pixar Animation Studios also dishes out privileges such as a casual working environment.

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Key Stats for Pixar Animation Studios


33 %
67 %
$77,500 - $135,000
1-4 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

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