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Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Video Game Designer make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

$94,902 / yrTotal Pay
$70,755 / yrBase Pay
$24,148 / yrAdditional Pay

$94,902

 / yr
$46K$314K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Video Game Designer is $94,902 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $70,755 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 $24,148 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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What are some related job titles for Video Game Designer?

Some related job titles are Junior Game Designer Salaries with median pay of $113,878, Video Game Programmer Salaries with median pay of $97,387, Video Game Tester Salaries with median pay of $59,575, Associate Game Designer Salaries with median pay of $101,611.

What are total pay estimates for a Video Game Designer at different companies?

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Total Pay Range
Microsoft
4.4
Video Game Designer3 salaries8,325 open jobs

$142,661

 / yr

$75,675

 / yr
DONE by NONE
4.0
Video Game Designer2 salaries

$80,524

 / yr

$8,651

 / mo
Boeing
3.8
Video Game Designer2 salaries4,860 open jobs

$108,778

 / yr
Walmart
3.3
Video Game Designer2 salaries20,118 open jobs

$6,320

 / mo

$103,635

 / yr

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Insomniac Games
4.3
Video Game Designer1 salary

$117,042

 / yr
Weis Markets
3.1
Video Game Designer1 salary897 open jobs

$6,773

 / mo
PerBlue
4.1
Video Game Designer1 salary13 open jobs

$103,960

 / yr

$115,570

 / yr
Respawn Entertainment
4.1
Video Game Designer1 salary

$89,078

 / yr
Golin
3.5
Video Game Designer1 salary30 open jobs

$109,716

 / yr

$69,564

 / yr

$118,433

 / yr
Pocket Gems
4.2
Video Game Designer1 salary8 open jobs

$115,471

 / yr
Pete King Construction
2.9
Video Game Designer1 salary

$6,081

 / mo

$81,192

 / yr
Jimmy John's
3.7
Video Game Designer1 salary4,763 open jobs

$4,783

 / mo

$4,464

 / mo
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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.

Recent video game designer Salaries

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Location

Total Pay

Basic Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date of Time

Narrative Designer

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$1,600

/mo

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Content Designer

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$130,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Game Designer

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$20

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Game Master

United States of America

 | <1 year

$30,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

<1 year
Yesterday
Game Designer

United States of America

 | <1 year

$60,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

<1 year
Yesterday
Content Designer

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$155,500

/yr

$136K | $20K

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday

Video Game Designer pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Video Game Designer is $70,755 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Video Game Designer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 61 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Video Game Designer employees.

The highest salary for a Video Game Designer in United States is $115,898 per year.

The lowest salary for a Video Game Designer in United States is $43,195 per year.

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