Video game designer earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Video game designer salary by state

State Name Average Salary
District of Columbia $118,800
Maryland $116,360
New Hampshire $113,770
Virginia $104,840
California $98,010
Colorado $99,840
Connecticut $99,730
New Jersey $99,500
Alaska $94,900
Pennsylvania $87,040
Arizona $80,790
Massachusetts $88,660
South Carolina $93,240
Washington $87,760
New York $90,430
Texas $88,460
Georgia $85,280
Hawaii $93,430
North Carolina $86,770
Alabama $87,980
Kentucky $79,420
Nebraska $85,600
West Virginia $83,160
Missouri $83,720
Ohio $82,640
Minnesota $77,560
Rhode Island $79,840
Mississippi $78,970
South Dakota $80,720
Idaho $78,090
Maine $77,640
Oregon $77,540
New Mexico $76,890
Indiana $81,290
Kansas $76,510
Guam $81,940
Florida $76,500
Iowa $74,810
Oklahoma $78,630
Utah $73,370
Michigan $73,650
Wyoming $73,050
Wisconsin $71,050
Tennessee $72,100
Arkansas $74,130
Nevada $71,210
Vermont $71,490
North Dakota $68,870
Montana $66,510
Louisiana $62,800
Puerto Rico $62,800
Virgin Islands $43,130

How do video game designer salaries compare to similar careers?

Video game designers earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than computer hardware engineers but more than photonics engineers.

Career Median Salary
Computer hardware engineer salary $115K
Computer network architect salary $109K
Information security analyst salary $98K
Geospatial information scientist salary $90K
Software quality assurance engineer salary $90K
Video game designer salary $90K
Database architect salary $90K
Electrical engineer salary $97K
Software engineer salary $93K
Photonics engineer salary $97K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)