Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Game Designer make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

Industry

$86,141 / yrTotal Pay
$75,534 / yrBase Pay
$10,607 / yrAdditional Pay

$86,141

 / yr
$51K$145K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Game Designer is $86,141 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $75,534 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $10,607 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Related Job Titles

For Game Designer

Some related job titles are Associate Game Designer Salaries with median pay of $78,314, Game Developer Salaries with median pay of $80,418, Game Programmer Salaries with median pay of $81,041, 2D Game Artist Salaries with median pay of $59,487.

Top Paying Companies

For a Game Designer in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Game Designer in United States. Employers include TinyCo, Microsoft and Amazon.

1
TinyCo
TinyCo
$167,757/yr
4
MZ
$150,428/yr
5
Zynga
$149,846/yr
7
Glu Mobile
$147,991/yr
10
Storm8
$145,779/yr
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$133,244

 / yr

$164,707

 / yr

$113,918

 / yr

$149,846

 / yr

$146,069

 / yr

$114,971

 / yr

$129,514

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$99,424

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$148,366

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$121,260

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$111,210

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$146,488

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$134,090

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$117,705

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$145,779

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What is the pay outlook for Arts & Design?

Jobs in arts & design are growing due to increased access to remote work. These jobs often require a bachelor’s degree and technical skills such as graphic design software, web-development and research. Salaries vary, as jobs tend to be short-term and contractual, offering workers flexible schedules and the opportunity to manage multiple projects at once.

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Location

Total Pay

Base Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date of Time

Game Designer

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$16

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Game Designer

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$26,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Video Game Designer

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$12

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Game Producer

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$114,400

/yr

$104K | $10K

Submitted2 days ago

4-6 years
2 days ago
Content Game Designer

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$67,003

/yr

$63K | $4K

Submitted2 days ago

1-3 years
2 days ago
Video Game Producer

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$150,000

/yr

$130K | $20K

Submitted2 days ago

4-6 years
2 days ago
Game Designer

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$20

/hr

Submitted2 days ago

4-6 years
2 days ago

Game Designer pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Game Designer is $75,534 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Game Designer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 1262 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Game Designer employees.

The highest salary for a Game Designer in United States is $125,840 per year.

The lowest salary for a Game Designer in United States is $45,339 per year.

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