Average Salary for Pixar Animation Studios Employees

Pixar Animation Studios is a motion picture and video production firm headquartered in Emeryville, Calif. that hires for Senior Animator, Character positions, Graphic Designer roles, and more. The median income for Pixar Animation Studios employees is $61K per year. Though your experience level and your job title are influential salary factors for those at Pixar Animation Studios, geography turns out to have the greatest impact on paycheck size. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Emeryville, California 94608


Motion Picture and Video Production, Film

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Years of Experience

Average pay is around $40K annually for those with five to nine years of experience. Overall, the greater share of Pixar Animation Studios folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average $59K per year.


Senior Animator, Characters rake in the most money, with average earnings of about $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 $95K on average.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be People Management; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of approximately $155K annually. Adobe Photoshop is a popular skill in the Pixar Animation Studios workforce; just under one in three of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs.

Benefits and Perks

For employees looking to save up for their golden years, Pixar Animation Studios provides an optional 401(k) plan, and most respondents participate. Most employees receive health insurance, and a solid majority of employees get dental coverage. Pixar Animation Studios employees also enjoy perks such as a casual working environment and tuition reimbursement.

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Key Stats for Pixar Animation Studios


45 %
55 %
$44,150 - $110,000
$47,500 - $157,500
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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