Average Salary for Pixar Animation Studios Employees

The average Pixar Animation Studios employee earns $61K annually. For the most part, employee paychecks at Pixar Animation Studios fluctuate depending on how long you've been working; geography also matters, but to a lesser degree. This overview is based on 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

For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach about $53K per year. For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $40K annually. The largest slice of the Pixar Animation Studios workforce (33 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, $95K per year.


Bringing in the most money are Graphic Designers — their earnings average $44K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Those with a Bachelor's Degree at Pixar Animation Studios come out on top, and their salaries approach around $78K per year.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be People Management; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of approximately $155K annually. It's pretty common to find people here who know 3D Animation; around one in three consider it a key competency.

Benefits and Perks

A strong majority of workers participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. Nearly all workers can count on health insurance, and a solid majority of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. Some other advantages of working at Pixar Animation Studios are a casual working environment.

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Key Stats for Pixar Animation Studios


45 %
55 %
$44,150 - $92,500
$63,871 - $122,084

Job Satisfaction

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

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