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 median income for The Walt Disney Company employees is $68K per year. What you do at the company influences pay for The Walt Disney Company workers the most, followed by your experience level and your city. The data for this report comes from 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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Information Technology Directors earn the highest median pay at $153K annually, followed by Senior Software Engineers (around $120K), Finance Managers ($102K), and Software Engineers (about $91K). Near the bottom at The Walt Disney Company are Financial Analysts, pulling in an average of just $53K.

Years of Experience

Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of approximately $77K per year. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $60K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of The Walt Disney Company employees (32 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn about $94K per year on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $115K annually) can be spotted in Seattle, Wash.; New York, N.Y. ($90K), Glendale, Calif. ($89K), and Los Angeles, Calif. (approximately $87K) are the next top-paying cities. Burbank, Calif. is near the bottom for pay at $67K. By state, Connecticut offers the highest pay at $120K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach $115K annually for Certified Information Systems Security Professionals; non-accredited workers make much less. Earning a Project Management Professional certification garners significant financial rewards of around $110K per year on average. The Walt Disney Company workers who hold a Bachelor of Engineering in Bachelor of Engineering (BEng / BE) are also well compensated, earning about $139K on average.


Employees who count Java among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is approximately $112K annually. Project Management is a popular skill among The Walt Disney Company workers, with just over a fifth of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Microsoft Excel, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

As part of compensation, The Walt Disney Company gives paid vacation to two in five survey participants and paid sick leave to 30 percent. A 401(k) program is available, and a fair number of respondents use it to save for retirement. The Walt Disney Company provides health insurance to most employees, and most survey participants do receive dental coverage. Perks also include a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and free drinks.

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Key Stats for The Walt Disney Company


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56 %
$44,609 - $97,841
$50,348 - $109,467

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 121 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$48,022 - $115,569
$44,551 - $101,629
$64,816 - $118,050
$60,518 - $92,568
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