Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to about $43K per year. Overall, the greater share of Pixar Animation Studios folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average around $57K annually.
Residents of Oakland, Calif. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $128K per year; other top-paying cities include San Francisco, Calif. ($100K) and the company's headquarter city of Emeryville, Calif. ($73K).
Senior Animator, Characters rake in the most money, with average earnings of approximately $48K annually; Graphic Designers come in second with median earnings amounting to $44K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Pixar Animation Studios workers who hold a Bachelor's Degree are also well compensated, earning approximately $95K on average.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be People Management; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $155K annually. Adobe Photoshop also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; just under one in three of employees surveyed report using it at work.
Benefits and Perks
A large number of survey participants plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. The vast majority of employees can count on health insurance, and a large number of respondents have dental coverage as a benefit. Additional benefits of working here are a casual working environment and tuition reimbursement.