Average Salary for The Walt Disney Company Employees

Burbank, Calif.-based The Walt Disney Company hires for positions ranging from Senior Financial Analyst to Senior Software Engineer in the entertainment. A salary of $68K annually is the median rate at The Walt Disney Company. Your role at the company plays the largest role in compensation at The Walt Disney Company, but how long you've been working and where you live affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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About This Company

550 South Buena Vista Street
Burbank, California 91521


Entertainment, Motion Picture and Video Production, Media


Walt Disney World Co., Walt Disney Co, Walt Disney Co., Walt Disney Company

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The highest paychecks go to Senior Software Engineers, who earn an average $113K per year, closely trailed by Finance Managers (approximately $100K), Software Engineers ($86K), and IT Business Analysts ($77K). Financial compensation for Executive Assistants is rather low — on average only about $54K — relative to the rest of the company.

Years of Experience

For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to around $76K annually. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $58K per year on average. Overall, the greater share of The Walt Disney Company folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average around $91K annually.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $116K per year) can be spotted in Seattle, Wash.; Glendale, Calif. ($85K), Los Angeles, Calif. ($84K), and the company's headquarter city of Burbank, Calif. (approximately $78K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Orlando, Fla. at $70K. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Washington; salaries there average to around $116K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Project Management Certificate Holders, who make approximately $122K per year. Certified ITIL Leaders also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of about $116K annually. Those with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) at The Walt Disney Company come out on top, and their salaries approach $112K per year.


When it comes to skills, People Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $87K annually. It's pretty common to find people here who know Project Management; slightly more than a fifth consider it a key competency. Other skills in demand are Microsoft Excel, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is in short supply here, with only two-fifths of employees receiving paid vacation and one in three employees receiving paid sick days. It's easy to build up retirement reserves here with programs such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. A large number of survey participants report having health insurance, and a large number of respondents report having dental coverage. The Walt Disney Company employees also enjoy perks such as life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.

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59 %
$45,654 - $93,198
$45,944 - $103,663

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