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Average Salary for The Walt Disney Company Employees

Burbank, Calif.-based The Walt Disney Company hires for positions ranging from Senior Financial Analyst to Financial Analyst in the entertainment. The median income for The Walt Disney Company employees is $67K annually. Your job title is the biggest factor affecting pay for The Walt Disney Company workers, followed by how long you've been working and your city. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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How This Employer Pays

The Walt Disney Company typically pays:
above market
Similar employers pay:
above market
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Employer: The Walt Disney Company
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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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Bringing in the most money are Information Technology Managers — their earnings average $116K per year. Senior Software Engineers are a close second at around $113K along with Marketing Managers ($79K) and IT Business Analysts (about $76K). Financial compensation for Executive Assistants is rather low — on average only $51K — relative to the rest of the company.

Years of Experience

Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of approximately $75K annually. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make around $55K per year on average. The largest fraction of The Walt Disney Company people (31 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn approximately $90K annually on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($116K per year) can be spotted in Seattle, Wash.; Los Angeles, Calif. ($85K), Glendale, Calif. (about $85K), and the company's headquarter city of Burbank, Calif. ($76K) are the next top-paying cities. Orlando, Fla. is near the bottom for pay at $68K. By state, Washington offers the highest pay at $116K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Project Management Certificate Holder certainly has its perks — salaries approach around $122K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Certified ITIL Leaders with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $116K annually. The Walt Disney Company workers who hold a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) are also well compensated, earning approximately $112K on average.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be People Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of about $92K per year. Project Management is regularly seen around here; just under one in four of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis are also desirable skills.

Benefits and Perks

Two in five employees have paid vacation, and only about one in three survey participants can take paid time off for illness. Workers wishing to put aside retirement money are in luck; The Walt Disney Company sponsors various plans such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. A large number of workers have health insurance, and benefits for a large number of employees also include dental insurance. Some other perks are life insurance, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Key Stats for The Walt Disney Company


43 %
57 %
$44,670 - $94,076
$46,464 - $103,066
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 127 votes.
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