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Game Designer Salaries

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Average Base Pay
$73,182/yr
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$51K
Low
$73K
Average
$102K
High

Additional Cash Compensation

Average$6,765
Range$2,233 - $23,685
How much does a Game Designer make?

The national average salary for a Game Designer is $73,182 in United States. Filter by location to see Game Designer salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 998 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Game Designer employees.

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      Average Base Salaries in (USD)
      Company
      Average Base Salaries in (USD)
      Low
      High
      Zynga
      $85,000/yr
      Range: $52K - $125K
      19 salaries
      $85,000/yr
      $52K$125K
      Electronic Arts
      $67,768/yr
      Range: $42K - $98K
      14 salaries
      $67,768/yr
      $42K$98K
      Sony Online Entertainment
      $59,762/yr
      Range: $43K - $90K
      13 salaries
      $59,762/yr
      $43K$90K
      ArenaNet
      $52,312/yr
      Range: $36K - $88K
      12 salaries
      $52,312/yr
      $36K$88K
      Wizards of the Coast
      $72,272/yr
      Range: $68K - $79K
      12 salaries
      $72,272/yr
      $68K$79K
      Naughty Dog
      $87,655/yr
      Range: $61K - $147K
      11 salaries
      $87,655/yr
      $61K$147K
      Storm8
      $80,000/yr
      Range: $70K - $95K
      11 salaries
      $80,000/yr
      $70K$95K

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      Microsoft
      $114,122/yr
      Range: $101K - $120K
      10 salaries
      $114,122/yr
      $101K$120K
      Red 5 Studios
      $64,468/yr
      Range: $57K - $105K
      10 salaries
      $64,468/yr
      $57K$105K
      Disney Interactive Studios
      $70,000/yr
      Range: $54K - $110K
      9 salaries
      $70,000/yr
      $54K$110K
      Glu Mobile
      $67,031/yr
      Range: $45K - $102K
      9 salaries
      $67,031/yr
      $45K$102K
      Treyarch
      $66,238/yr
      Range: $51K - $150K
      9 salaries
      $66,238/yr
      $51K$150K
      Activision
      $67,331/yr
      Range: $58K - $97K
      8 salaries
      $67,331/yr
      $58K$97K
      KingsIsle Entertainment
      $60,000/yr
      Range: $50K - $80K
      7 salaries
      $60,000/yr
      $50K$80K
      Blizzard Entertainment
      $72,500/yr
      Range: $60K - $134K
      6 salaries
      $72,500/yr
      $60K$134K
      Sprinklr
      $61,206/yr
      Range: $56K - $72K
      6 salaries
      $61,206/yr
      $56K$72K
      GREE International Entertainment
      $75,000/yr
      Range: $61K - $92K
      6 salaries
      $75,000/yr
      $61K$92K
      Trion Worlds
      $76,323/yr
      Range: $59K - $78K
      6 salaries
      $76,323/yr
      $59K$78K
      TinyCo
      $69,116/yr
      Range: $55K - $92K
      6 salaries
      $69,116/yr
      $55K$92K
      Hi-Rez Studios
      $51,500/yr
      Range: $42K - $70K
      6 salaries
      $51,500/yr
      $42K$70K

      Recent Salary Reports

      Below are the most recent Game Designer salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

      $67,000
      per year
      A Game Designer in the Seattle, WA Area area reported making $67,000 per year
      Additional Pay
      $8k profit sharing
      Job Highlights
      5-7 years experience
      Seattle, WA Area area
      Full-time
       
      1 to 50 employees
      Subsidiary or Business Segment
      $125,000
      per year
      A Game Designer in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $125,000 per year
      Additional Pay
      $25k cash bonus
      Job Highlights
      3-4 years experience
      San Francisco, CA Area area
      Full-time
       
      1001 to 5000 employees
      Company - Public
      $104,000
      per year
      A Content Designer in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $104,000 per year
      Job Highlights
      8-10 years experience
      San Francisco, CA Area area
      Full-time
       
      5001 to 10000 employees
      Company - Private
      $113,000
      per year
      A Game Designer in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $113,000 per year
      Additional Pay
      $6k cash bonus
      Job Highlights
      8-10 years experience
      Los Angeles, CA Area area
      Full-time
       
      201 to 500 employees
      Company - Public
      $19
      hourly
      A Specialist Game Master in the Austin, TX Area area reported making $19 per hour
      Job Highlights
      8-10 years experience
      Austin, TX Area area
      Full-time
       
      1001 to 5000 employees
      Subsidiary or Business Segment
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