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How much does a Disney Imagineer make?

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Depending on experience and skill level, Disney Imagineers make between $37,400 and $186,000 per year. Disney's name for the designers, artists and engineers who create the unique guest experience is Imagineer. The Imagineers' motto is "We make the magic."

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How much does a Disney Imagineer make?
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Interns at Disney typically earn from $18 to $25 per hour, in fields such as engineering, control systems and project management. Experienced design consultants typically command $91 to $99 per hour. A project coordinator earns between $48,000 to $52,000 per year, and technical staffers earn between $67,000 and $119,000.

A senior mechanical designer can earn between $99,000 to $108,000, and a principal designer can earn between $104,000 to $113,000. Toward the top end of the scale, an executive director on the Imagineering staff may earn from $172,000 to $186,000. Becoming an Imagineer takes talent, persistence, hard work and timing. It took Imagineer Don Carson 6 years to get a full interview with Walt Disney Imagineering after his initial interview.

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