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 sector, from Financial Analyst to Executive Assistant. Compensation for The Walt Disney Company employees tends to be around $63K per year. What you do at the company is the biggest factor affecting pay for The Walt Disney Company workers, followed by your city and your experience level. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Employer: The Walt Disney Company
Average Salary Range by Job
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National Data (?
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[-]Executive Assistant (10)
$37,248 - $76,953  
[-]Executive Assistant (10)
Salary$33,806 - $69,834  
Total Pay$37,248 - $76,953  
[+]Financial Analyst (8)
$39,131 - $81,739  
[+]Financial Analyst (8)
Salary$40,523 - $79,767  
Total Pay$39,131 - $81,739  
[+]Senior Financial Analyst (8)
$57,823 - $96,373  
[+]Senior Financial Analyst (8)
Salary$57,532 - $96,063  
Total Pay$57,823 - $96,373  
[+]Senior Software Engineer (7)
$84,240 - $176,395  
[+]Senior Software Engineer (7)
Salary$79,260 - $143,007  
Total Pay$84,240 - $176,395  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 27 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 500
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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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Senior Software Engineers earn the highest median pay at approximately $116K, followed by Operations Managers ($78K), Marketing Managers ($77K), and Senior Financial Analysts (around $75K). At about $47K, Executive Assistants are among the lowest paid at The Walt Disney Company.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($116K annually) can be spotted in Seattle; Glendale ($85K), Los Angeles ($83K), and the company's headquarter city of Burbank (around $79K) are the next top-paying cities. At approximately $62K, Orlando is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Within the firm, employees working in Washington take home the most — about $116K per year on average.

Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $56K. For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to approximately $72K. The largest fraction of The Walt Disney Company people (32 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn around $88K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Project Management Certificate Holders earn $122K, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Becoming a Certified ITIL Leader can certainly pay off here; those folks make about $116K. The best paid folks at The Walt Disney Company have a Master of Science (MS), Computer Science (CS), earning $128K per year.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Project Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $74K. Microsoft Excel also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; nearly one in eight of employees surveyed report using it at work. Other skills in demand are Microsoft Office, Data Analysis, and Financial Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

Only 45 percent receive paid vacation and sick leave. Workers can easily stock up on retirement savings by participating in several options such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. A solid majority of workers have health insurance, and benefits for a strong majority of workers also include dental insurance. Additional benefits of working here are life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.

Key Stats for The Walt Disney Company


42 %
58 %
$44,181 - $95,000
$46,027 - $104,917
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 136 votes.

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