Here are some other statistics from the survey:
- More than 85% of union workers at Disneyland earn less than $15 an hour.
- 1 in 10 report being homeless at some point in the last two years.
- Their job at Disneyland is the primary source of income for 91% of workers, but full-time employment is provided to only 54% of workers.
- 64% of employees report that “the scheduling of my work at the Disneyland Resort makes it difficult to find a second job.”
- In 2017, the LA Times reported The Walt Disney Co. secured subsidies, incentives, rebates and protections from future taxes from the city of Anaheim that would be worth more than $1 billion. You can read all about Disneyland’s collusion with the City of Anaheim here.
- From 2007-2016, Disneyland’s attendance grew 21%, ticket prices grew 59%, and revenue grew 98%.
- If the Fox deal goes through, Disney CEO Bob Iger will make $162.5 million in 2018. That equals the total yearly pay of twice the amount of people who took this survey.
- Disneyland charges up to $117 a day for park admission, more than the average surveyed employee makes in a day after taxes.
According to Disneyland, the park employed 65,000 employees in 2005. They do not endorse the survey. Should you believe this survey?
I considered employment at Disney in 2014. They offered $11 an hour and an erratic 20-35 hour/week schedule with no benefits. I passed.
Disney is one of the most beloved family brands in the world. They make upwards of $8 billion a year. Disney sells magical, wholesome family entertainment. They should set the bar for employee satisfaction.
I read this in the Los Angeles Times. They published the study in Op- Ed.