Average Salary for The Walt Disney Company Employees

Headquartered in Burbank, Calif., The Walt Disney Company offers a range of employment opportunities in the entertainment, from Senior Financial Analyst to Financial Analyst. The Walt Disney Company pays its employees $68K per year on average. For the most part, employee paychecks at The Walt Disney Company fluctuate depending on what you do at the company; your experience level and your city also matter, but to a lesser degree. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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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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Earning approximately $112K annually on average, Senior Software Engineers receive the most money, followed by Finance Managers (around $100K), Software Engineers ($86K), and IT Business Analysts ($77K). The Walt Disney Company hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Executive Assistants ($54K on average).

Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make about $59K per year on average. For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $76K annually. The largest fraction of The Walt Disney Company people (31 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn around $91K per year on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($113K annually) can be spotted in Seattle, Wash.; Glendale, Calif. (approximately $85K), Los Angeles, Calif. (about $83K), and the company's headquarter city of Burbank, Calif. ($77K) are the next top-paying cities. Orlando, Fla. is near the bottom for pay at about $70K. By state, the highest pay levels are found in Washington, where the average The Walt Disney Company employee makes approximately $113K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Project Management Certificate Holder certainly has its perks — salaries approach $122K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. On average, salaries rise to around $116K per year for accredited Certified ITIL Leaders. Those with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) at The Walt Disney Company come out on top, and their salaries approach $112K annually.


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 $87K per year. Project Management is a popular skill in the The Walt Disney Company workforce; slightly more than a fifth of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Other top skills include Microsoft Excel, Data Analysis, and Financial Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

As part of compensation, The Walt Disney Company gives paid vacation to two-fifths of respondents and paid sick leave to a third of respondents. Workers who save for retirement get lots of help because the company offers a number of savings programs including a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Perks cover health insurance for most respondents and dental coverage for a large number of employees. Perks also include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.

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Key Stats for The Walt Disney Company


42 %
58 %
$45,574 - $92,582
$46,205 - $102,385
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

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based on 117 votes.

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