On average who pays better? EA OR blizzard?

Bioware pUHv60
May 31 24 Comments

Please answer if you work at or have worked at either company or know which tends to pay better.

comments

Want to comment? LOG IN or SIGN UP
TOP 24 Comments
  • EA Mk55hd
    EA by a mile. BioWare specially
    May 31 1
    • EA / Eng ONse48
      Austin or Edmonton? :p
      Jun 4
  • Activision Blizzard / Eng newrandom
    If the question is, "which company pays better" and Blizzard is one of the two, spoiler alert, the answer is never Blizzard.
    Jun 1 1
    • EA M4hMVs
      Damn, that's sad
      Jun 3
  • Activision Blizzard VEjO58
    I work at EA now and used to work at Blizzard. The pay and general compensation at Blizzard is a lot less than what EA will offer. Blizzard hires based on passion and not on pay. So COL is a definite consideration when making your choice. EA is willing to pay for talent.
    Jun 5 0
  • EA / Eng ONse48
    I’ve worked at both. EA has Better pay and benefits.
    Jun 4 0
  • Google VVGo72
    OR
    May 31 0
  • Microsoft captoad
    About 50k-120k CAD for SDE to Senior SDE for EA.
    May 31 12
    • EA Mk55hd
      lol what? Senior SDE at EA makes way more. I make almost twice that in Austin

      Edit: Just noticed you said CAD so in that case we get paid more than double what you said for SSE1
      Jun 1
    • Microsoft captoad
      Welcome to inequality of pay between countries. Aren’t you glad you don’t have to work in Canada?
      Jun 1
    • Nah, i'd say 60-90k for sde1, 95-110k for sde2, 120-140K for sde3 . These are in CAD though.
      Jun 1
    • EA Mk55hd
      yes this sounds more accurate. I don't know where @captoad got those other numbers. I manage a few Canadians so these numbers look right.
      Jun 2
    • Microsoft mr.noodle
      Mk55hd, didn’t you say you make twice that? So US pay is about 120k to 280k usd?
      Jun 2
    • HackerRank highag
      The question is what that much gets you in Canada vs what it gets you in the US.
      Jun 2
    • EA Mk55hd
      Austin COL is WAY lower than Vancouver
      Jun 2
    • Proactis / Eng
      MacGamerK

      Proactis Eng

      PRE
      Harris
      BIO
      Software Test Engineer attempting to transition to iOS Engineer.
      MacGamerKmore
      Why would anyone accept a 60k salary in CA? SDE jobs start at 60k in Virginia and the cost of living is about 50% less
      Jun 8
    • Microsoft dugdig
      Do you CA as in Canada? I mean, US has pretty harsh immigration system, no everyone can work in America. How about being close to family and friends too?
      Jun 8
    • Proactis / Eng
      MacGamerK

      Proactis Eng

      PRE
      Harris
      BIO
      Software Test Engineer attempting to transition to iOS Engineer.
      MacGamerKmore
      By CA I mean California
      Jun 8
  • Indeed / Other
    TC1Billi

    Indeed Other

    PRE
    Lyft
    TC1Billimore
    Ea by a mile. Blizz is super stingy because they “were” more revered in the space. Could pay less for the nostalgia.
    Jun 4 0
  • EA
    dexw85

    EA

    PRE
    HP, Dell
    dexw85more
    EA pays much better. I work at EA currently and have had multiple offers at Blizzard and they simply can’t compete at all with pay.
    Jun 1 0
  • Activision Blizzard SoL7
    Riot
    Jun 8 0
  • Universal Orlando Flying🛸
    Don't to both.
    Jun 3 0

Join verified employees in our anonymous social network! Download the app!

close