Average Salary for Pixar Animation Studios Employees

Headquartered in Emeryville, Calif., Pixar Animation Studios offers a range of employment opportunities in the motion picture and video production, from Senior Animator, Character to Graphic Designer. The average employee at Pixar Animation Studios takes home $60K annually. Though how long you've been working and your role at the company do impact pay, where you live is the primary influence on employee salary at Pixar Animation Studios. The data for this overview comes from 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

Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $40K per year. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Pixar Animation Studios employees (45 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn around $59K annually on average.


Senior Animator, Characters are awarded the highest paychecks, with average compensation nearing $48K per year; Graphic Designers are next on the list, bringing in close to $44K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

It pays to have a Bachelor's Degree at Pixar Animation Studios — these employees make the most at about $95K per year.


When it comes to skills, Adobe Photoshop seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of approximately $43K annually. 3D Animation is a popular skill in the Pixar Animation Studios workforce; about a third of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs.

Benefits and Perks

A solid majority of respondents contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. Health insurance is part of the package for a large number of employees, and for a solid majority of survey participants, dental coverage is too. Pixar Animation Studios folks also make good use of a casual working environment.

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Key Stats for Pixar Animation Studios


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$47,500 - $157,500
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