Video game creative director earnings by seniority

90th percentile

Top-level video game creative director earnings begin at:

$62.89 per hour

$130,810 per year

75th percentile

Senior-level video game creative director earnings begin at:

$51.17 per hour

$106,430 per year

50th percentile

Mid-level video game creative director earnings begin at:

$40.70 per hour

$84,660 per year

25th percentile

Junior-level video game creative director earnings begin at:

$30.34 per hour

$63,100 per year

10th percentile

Starting level video game creative director earnings begin at:

$22.62 per hour

$47,050 per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Video game creative director salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Colorado $99,840
Connecticut $99,730
New Jersey $99,500
California $98,010
Alaska $94,900
Hawaii $93,430
South Carolina $93,240
New York $90,430
Massachusetts $88,660
Texas $88,460
Alabama $87,980
Washington $87,760
Illinois $86,800
North Carolina $86,770
Nebraska $85,600
Georgia $85,280
Pennsylvania $84,660
Missouri $83,720
West Virginia $83,160
Ohio $82,640
Guam $81,940
Indiana $81,290
Arizona $80,790
South Dakota $80,720
Idaho $80,610
Rhode Island $79,840
Mississippi $78,970
Kentucky $78,830
Oklahoma $78,630
Maine $77,640
Minnesota $77,560
Oregon $77,540
New Mexico $76,890
Delaware $76,580
Kansas $76,510
Florida $76,500
Iowa $74,810
Arkansas $74,130
Michigan $73,650
Utah $73,370
Wyoming $73,050
Tennessee $72,100
Vermont $71,490
Nevada $71,210
Wisconsin $71,050
North Dakota $68,870
Montana $66,510
Louisiana $62,800
Puerto Rico $62,800
Virgin Islands, U.S. $43,130
District of Columbia $118,800
Maryland $116,360
New Hampshire $113,770
Virginia $104,840

How do video game creative director salaries compare to similar careers?

Video game creative directors earn about the same as related careers in Pennsylvania. On average, they make less than intelligence analysts but more than operations research analysts.

Career Median Salary
Intelligence analyst salary $86K
Statistician salary $81K
Distance learning coordinator salary $81K
Web designer salary $51K
Video game creative director salary $85K
Game artist salary $85K
Database architect salary $85K
Game level designer salary $85K
Systems administrator salary $81K
Operations research analyst salary $77K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)