Average Salary for Pixar Animation Studios Employees

Pixar Animation Studios employees enjoy considerable salaries — pay is approximately $90K per year on average. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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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 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]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: 2 Apr 2015 | 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

The largest slice of the Pixar Animation Studios workforce (36 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, $53K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Employees who have a Bachelor's Degree make the most here, hauling in $78K per year.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be People Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of around $155K annually. Adobe After Effects is a popular skill among Pixar Animation Studios workers, with slightly less than a fourth of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Some other standard skills here are 3D Animation, Adobe Photoshop, and Linux.

Benefits and Perks

Pixar Animation Studios sponsors a 401(k) program, and a large number of survey participants use this option to save for their retirement. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for almost all workers, and a large number of workers report receiving dental coverage as well. Some other perks are a casual working environment.

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Key Stats for Pixar Animation Studios


36 %
64 %
$65,000 - $150,000
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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