Average Salary for The Walt Disney Company Employees

Based in Burbank, Calif.,entertainment player The Walt Disney Company offers many employment opportunities, including Senior Financial Analyst and Senior Software Engineer positions. The average The Walt Disney Company employee earns $65K annually. Your job title plays the largest role in compensation at The Walt Disney Company, but how long you've been working and where you live affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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The Walt Disney Company Median Salary by Job


Senior Financial Analyst
15 profiles

Senior Software Engineer
9 profiles

Operations Manager
8 profiles

Executive Assistant
8 profiles

Marketing Manager
8 profiles

Software Engineer
7 profiles

Information Technology (IT) Director
6 profiles

  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Jun 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 520
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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 Directors — their earnings average $153K per year. Senior Software Engineers are a close second at approximately $127K along with Software Engineers (around $95K) and Senior Financial Analysts (about $78K). Near the bottom at The Walt Disney Company are Financial Analysts, pulling in an average of just $51K.

Years of Experience

Average pay is $74K annually for those with five to nine years of experience. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $61K per year on average. The greater proportion of employees (31 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of about $95K annually.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($117K per year) can be spotted in Seattle, Wash.; Glendale, Calif. ($90K), Los Angeles, Calif. (around $80K), and the company's headquarter city of Burbank, Calif. (approximately $76K) are the next top-paying cities. Orlando, Fla. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging about $67K. By state, Connecticut offers the highest pay at around $120K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Information Systems Security Professionals are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $130K per year. Becoming a Certified Professional Engineer can certainly pay off here; those folks make $103K on average. Employees who have a Bachelor of Engineering in Bachelor of Engineering (BEng / BE) make the most here, hauling in approximately $139K annually.


The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Project Management; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $80K per year. Folks here also tend to know Microsoft Excel; on the survey, close to one-seventh of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Data Analysis, Microsoft Office, and Financial Analysis 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 31 percent with sick leave. A strong majority of employees participate in a 401(k) program. Most employees have health insurance, and benefits for a strong majority of survey participants also include dental insurance. The Walt Disney Company also dishes out privileges such as a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and a company cell phone.

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Key Stats for The Walt Disney Company


43 %
57 %
$44,518 - $94,290
$50,762 - $110,032

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 143 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$51,234 - $108,920
$43,416 - $100,394
$44,000 - $91,311
$47,187 - $117,345
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