Average Salary for The Walt Disney Company Employees

Operating out of Burbank, Calif., entertainment company The Walt Disney Company employs talent in positions ranging from Senior Financial Analyst to Senior Software Engineer. The average The Walt Disney Company employee earns $68K annually. Your role at the company primarily drives compensation; however, how long you've been working and geography 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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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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Nearing the top of the pay scale are Senior Software Engineers, Finance Managers, Software Engineers, and IT Business Analysts; while the first receives the highest median pay at around $113K per year, the other salaries come in at about $100K, $86K, and approximately $77K, respectively. Executive Assistants at The Walt Disney Company do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions ($54K on average) at the company.

Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $58K annually. Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of around $76K per year. The largest slice of the The Walt Disney Company workforce (31 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, $91K annually.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $116K per year) can be spotted in Seattle, Wash.; Glendale, Calif. ($85K), Los Angeles, Calif. ($84K), and the company's headquarter city of Burbank, Calif. (about $78K) are the next top-paying cities. Orlando, Fla. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $70K. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Washington, where the average salary is $116K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Project Management Certificate Holders receive bigger paychecks ($122K per year) than those without credentials. Certified ITIL Leaders with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at around $116K annually. The Walt Disney Company provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) — these employees rake in about $112K per year.


The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be People Management; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of approximately $87K annually. Folks here also tend to know Project Management; on the survey, just under a fourth of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Microsoft Excel, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Office are also desirable skills.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of respondents at The Walt Disney Company enjoy paid vacation time, and just a third of survey participants can take sick leave. Those seeking to set aside retirement funds can rely on several savings options such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Health insurance is part of the package for a large number of workers, and for most respondents, dental coverage is too. The company also dishes out perks such as life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.

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Key Stats for The Walt Disney Company


41 %
59 %
$45,654 - $93,198
$45,944 - $103,663
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

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Rated 5 out of 5
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