Average Salary for Riot Games Employees

Employees at Riot Games make $83K per year on average. At Riot Games, the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is your role at the company — it impacts salary more than anything else — though your experience level and where you live each factor into the equation as well. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Senior Software Engineers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at approximately $140K annually — though Software Engineers, Project Manager, Recruitings, and Video Game Designers also do fairly well at around $110K, $100K, and $84K, respectively. Earning only $46K on average, Recruiting Coordinators make less than most people in the company.

Years of Experience

Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of about $98K per year. Overall, the greater share of Riot Games folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average around $76K annually.


Residents of St. Louis, Mo. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $123K per year; other top-paying cities include Los Angeles, Calif. ($90K) and Santa Monica, Calif. ($72K). Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of approximately $123K annually) in Missouri.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Certified ScrumMaster certainly has its perks — salaries approach about $127K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Certified Scrum Coachs with credentials; these people earn $123K annually on average. Riot Games workers who hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA) are also well compensated, earning $153K on average.


In this position, it pays to have Agile Software Development in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of around $127K per year. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Project Management; one in eight deem it necessary for work. Many workers are also familiar with Sourcing, Full-Cycle Recruiting, and Adobe Photoshop.

Benefits and Perks

Unfortunately, a minority of employees — about a quarter of survey participants — are presented with both paid vacation and sick leave. A fair number of employees save for retirement through Riot Games' 401(k) plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for almost all employees, and the vast majority of respondents report receiving dental coverage as well. Privileges also include a casual working environment, flexible hours, free drinks, and gym membership.

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$45,958 - $99,765
$51,655 - $127,338

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
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