Career Attributes

  • $89,302
  • 287,200
  • 4.3
  • 9.3%
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Game Design
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How much does a Video Game Designer make in the United States?

Average Video Game Designer Yearly Salary in the United States

Video Game Designers earn an average yearly salary of $89,303. Salaries typically start from $42,718 and go up to $142,890.

Average Video Game Designer Hourly Wage in the United States

Video Game Designers earn an average hourly wage of $42.93. Hourly wages typically start from $20.54 and go up to $68.70.

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Employment Type Mix

61%
Full-Time
39%
Part-Time

Source: CareerExplorer user data. View more Video Game Designer demographics

Salary Satisfaction

3.5
SCORE
410
RATINGS
Video Game Designers average a score of 3.5 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Video Game Designers in the 91th percentile of salary satisfaction.

Source: CareerExplorer user data. View more Video Game Designer satisfaction

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Video Game Designer Earnings by Seniority

Top End Video Game Designer Earnings

The highest earning Video Game Designers in the United States earn:

$68.70
an hour
$142,889.7
per year
Senior Video Game Designer Earnings

Senior Video Game Designers in the United States earn:

$53.75
an hour
$111,803.6
per year
Experienced Video Game Designer Earnings

Experienced Video Game Designers in the United States earn:

$40.54
an hour
$84,332.2
per year
Junior Video Game Designer Earnings

Junior Video Game Designers in the United States earn:

$29.50
an hour
$61,353.5
per year
Starting Video Game Designer Earnings

Starting Video Game Designers in the United States earn:

$20.54
an hour
$42,717.7
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Video Game Designer Salary Comparison

Video Game Designers earn more than 76% percent of similar careers in the United States.

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Video Game Designer Salary $89k
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Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)

Video Game Designer salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Video Game Designer Salary in United States $42.93 $89,302.9 # 1
Video Game Designer Salary in California $29.77 $61,927.7 # 2

Career Attributes

  • $89,302
  • 287,200
  • 4.3
  • 9.3%
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Game Design
More Attributes