Average Salary for The Walt Disney Company Employees

Burbank, Calif.-based The Walt Disney Company hires for positions ranging from Senior Financial Analyst to Senior Software Engineer in the entertainment. The average The Walt Disney Company employee earns $69K annually. The Walt Disney Company paychecks are largely negotiated based on what you do at the company, though how long you've been working and where you live are also considered. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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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 Product Managers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing about $124K per year on average; Senior Software Engineers are next on the list, bringing in close to around $113K, followed by Finance Managers earning $100K and Software Engineers making $90K. Earning only approximately $56K on average, Financial Analysts make less than most people in the company.

Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $59K annually on average. Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make around $77K per year on average. Overall, the greater share of The Walt Disney Company folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average $92K annually.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($114K per year) can be spotted in Seattle, Wash.; Glendale, Calif. ($88K), Los Angeles, Calif. (approximately $82K), and Anaheim, Calif. (about $78K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Orlando, Fla. at around $73K. Within the firm, employees working in Washington take home the most — $113K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Project Management Certificate Holders are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to approximately $122K per year. On average, salaries rise to about $113K annually for accredited Certified ITIL Leaders. The best paid folks at The Walt Disney Company have a Bachelor of Engineering in Bachelor of Engineering (BEng / BE), earning $121K per year.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Project Management; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $82K annually. Microsoft Excel also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; close to one-seventh of employees surveyed report using it at work. Key skills also include Data Analysis, Microsoft Office, and Financial Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

The benefits packages at The Walt Disney Company can sometimes lack paid time off; 38 percent get paid vacation days, and 28 percent receive paid sick leave. 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 most respondents report having dental coverage. The company also dishes out perks such as a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and life insurance.

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$45,739 - $96,359
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