Senior Software Engineers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $118K annually; Marketing Managers, Software Engineers, and Senior Financial Analysts also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $91K, $89K, and about $78K, respectively. Earning only around $55K on average, Financial Analysts make less than most people in the company.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to approximately $76K per year. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is around $60K annually. The largest slice of the The Walt Disney Company workforce (32 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, $96K per year.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($120K annually) can be spotted in Seattle, Wash.; Glendale, Calif. (approximately $90K), Los Angeles, Calif. ($81K), and the company's headquarter city of Burbank, Calif. (about $77K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $72K) is Orlando, Fla. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Washington, where they average to $118K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Information Systems Security Professionals are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to around $126K annually. Certified ScrumMasters with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at approximately $113K per year. Employees who have a Bachelor of Engineering in Bachelor of Engineering (BEng / BE) make the most here, hauling in $138K annually.
Employees who count Java among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is about $110K per year. A common skill in The Walt Disney Company's work force is Project Management; close to a fifth of survey participants report using it on the job. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis.
Benefits and Perks
As part of compensation, The Walt Disney Company gives paid vacation to 38 percent and paid sick leave to a third of workers. A strong majority of workers set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Health insurance comes as part of the deal for most respondents, and most workers report receiving dental coverage as well. Other privileges include a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and a subsidized cell phone.