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Average Salary for Pixar Animation Studios Employees

Salaries are high at Pixar Animation Studios, with employees typically bringing home $90K annually. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale 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: 29 Oct 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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Pixar Animation Studios Details

Emeryville, California 94608


Motion Picture and Video Production, Film

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Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, pay is typically $53K. Overall, the greater share of Pixar Animation Studios folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn about $97K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Regarding salaries and education, Pixar Animation Studios pays those with a Bachelor's Degree the most — $78K.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Linux; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of around $125K.

Benefits and Perks

Most workers save for retirement through Pixar Animation Studios' 401(k) plan. The vast majority of workers can count on health insurance, and a solid majority of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. Privileges also include a casual working environment.

Key Stats

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

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