The highest average salaries go to Information Technology Directors, who bring in close to $153K per year, though Senior Software Engineers are not far behind at around $119K along with Finance Managers ($102K) and Software Engineers ($91K). Financial Analysts at The Walt Disney Company do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions (about $53K on average) at the company.
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach approximately $60K annually. Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of around $77K per year. The largest slice of the The Walt Disney Company workforce (32 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, $94K annually.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($115K per year) can be spotted in Seattle, Wash.; New York, N.Y. (about $89K), Glendale, Calif. (approximately $89K), and Los Angeles, Calif. ($84K) are the next top-paying cities. At around $72K, Burbank, Calif. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. The highest pay by state can be found in Washington, where salaries average out at $114K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Information Systems Security Professionals are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $115K per year. Project Management Professionals also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of approximately $110K annually. It pays to have a Master of Computer Science (MCS) at The Walt Disney Company — these employees make the most at about $128K per year.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Java; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $110K annually. It's pretty common to find people here who know Project Management; somewhere between a fifth and a fourth consider it a key competency. Microsoft Excel, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Office were also reported by many survey participants.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is hard to come by at The Walt Disney Company; the company rewards only 38 percent with paid vacation time and only 30 percent with sick leave. It's easy to build up retirement reserves here with programs such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for most employees, and most survey participants report receiving dental coverage as well. Some other advantages of working at The Walt Disney Company are a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and life insurance.