Average Salary for Blizzard Entertainment Employees

Blizzard Entertainment is a computer and video game industry firm headquartered in Irvine, Calif. that hires for Software Engineer positions, Project Manager roles, and more. The average employee at Blizzard Entertainment takes home $83K annually. At Blizzard Entertainment, the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is your job title — it impacts salary more than anything else — though how long you've been working and your city each factor into the equation as well. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Blizzard Entertainment Median Salary by Job


Software Engineer
4 profiles

3d Artist
3 profiles

Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)
3 profiles

United States (change)

Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer
2 profiles

User Interface Designer
2 profiles

Social Media Manager
2 profiles

Senior User Experience Designer
2 profiles

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  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 08 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 67
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Find out more about pay at Blizzard Entertainment

About This Company

Irvine, California 


Computer and video game industry, Video game


Source: Freebase


Senior Software Engineers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing approximately $118K per year on average; Project Managers are next on the list, bringing in close to about $103K, followed by Software Engineers earning $97K and Video Game Designers making $84K. Financial compensation for Graphic Designers is rather low — on average only around $41K — relative to the rest of the company.

Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $69K annually on average. Overall, the greater share of Blizzard Entertainment folks have five to nine years of experience and earn an average $87K per year.


Residents of the company's headquarter city of Irvine, Calif. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is approximately $89K annually; other top-paying cities include Los Angeles, Calif. ($88K) and Austin, Texas ($82K). Across Blizzard Entertainment's U.S. offices, employees in the state of California earn the most, taking home about $86K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to around $105K annually for Certified ScrumMasters, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. It pays to have a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) at Blizzard Entertainment — these employees make the most at $103K per year.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Python; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of approximately $103K annually. It's pretty common to find people here who know Project Management; slightly less than one-fifth consider it a key competency. C++ Programming Language, Linux, and Adobe Photoshop are also desirable skills.


The number of male employees who participated in the survey outweighs the number of women; the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

Company compensation for vacation days and sick leave is awarded to only one in four respondents. A large number of workers save for retirement through Blizzard Entertainment's 401(k) plan. Nearly all employees report having health insurance, and a solid majority of workers report having dental coverage. The list of perks also includes a casual working environment, gym membership, life insurance, and pets/dog at work.

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Key Stats for Blizzard Entertainment


18 %
82 %
$65,000 - $104,008
$50,678 - $105,990

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years

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