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. Employees at The Walt Disney Company make $65K annually on average. What you do at the company primarily drives compensation; however, where you live and how long you've been working are also reported as secondary influences on salary at The Walt Disney Company. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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The Walt Disney Company typically pays:
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Employer: The Walt Disney Company
Average Salary Range by Job
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[-]Senior Financial Analyst (15)
$67,871 - $89,582  
[-]Senior Financial Analyst (15)
Salary$67,871 - $89,582  
Total Pay$67,871 - $89,582  
[+]Executive Assistant (13)
$38,126 - $75,881  
[+]Executive Assistant (13)
Salary$34,560 - $72,034  
Total Pay$38,126 - $75,881  
[+]Senior Software Engineer (11)
$91,231 - $176,581  
[+]Senior Software Engineer (11)
Salary$77,334 - $137,932  
Bonus$1,711 - $17,498  
Total Pay$91,231 - $176,581  
[+]Financial Analyst (10)
$43,288 - $72,510  
[+]Financial Analyst (10)
Salary$43,288 - $67,544  
Total Pay$43,288 - $72,510  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 30 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 563

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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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Information Technology Managers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $116K per year on average; Senior Software Engineers are next on the list, bringing in close to about $113K, followed by Finance Managers earning around $101K and Marketing Managers making $79K. Financial compensation for Executive Assistants is rather low — on average only $50K — relative to the rest of the company.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $116K annually) can be spotted in Seattle, Wash.; Los Angeles, Calif. ($84K), Glendale, Calif. (approximately $82K), and the company's headquarter city of Burbank, Calif. ($76K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Orlando, Fla. — at about $67K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. The Walt Disney Company workers in Washington earn the most — $116K per year on average.

Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make around $55K annually on average. Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $74K per year on average. The greater proportion of employees (32 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of around $90K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Project Management Certificate Holders receive bigger paychecks (about $122K per year) than those without credentials. Certified ITIL Leaders with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $116K annually. Regarding salaries and education, The Walt Disney Company pays those with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering (IE) the most — $138K.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Data Analysis; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of approximately $76K per year. Project Management is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; just under one in four of The Walt Disney Company's people use it regularly. Some other standard skills here are Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Financial Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is in short supply here, with only 43 percent receiving paid vacation and 36 percent receiving paid sick days. The Walt Disney Company workers get plenty of help saving for their golden years, with retirement savings options such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. A large number of workers report having health insurance, and a large number of survey participants report having dental coverage. The list of perks also includes life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.

Key Stats for The Walt Disney Company


43 %
57 %
$44,174 - $89,098
$46,574 - $100,833
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 126 votes.
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