Average Salary for Riot Games Employees

The typical salary at Riot Games is $77K per year. Your experience level primarily drives compensation; however, where you live is also reported as a secondary influence on salary at Riot Games. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Riot Games typically pays:
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Employer: Riot Games
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[-]Software Engineer (2)
$50,252 - $116,588  
[-]Software Engineer (2)
Salary$54,584 - $111,587  
Total Pay$50,252 - $116,588  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 30
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Years of Experience

For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay generally amounts to $85K. For those with one to four years of experience, paychecks typically reach $71K. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Riot Games employees (40 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and typically earn $96K annually.


Residents of St. Louis pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is about $83K per year; other top-paying cities include Santa Monica (around $82K) and Los Angeles (approximately $71K). By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Missouri, where the average salary is about $83K annually.


Software Engineers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at approximately $89K.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach around $67K for Cisco Certified Network Associates; non-accredited workers make much less. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS); Riot Games awards $108K to these degree-holders.


When it comes to skills, employees who report People Management among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $133K. Project Management is a popular skill among Riot Games workers, with just under a fourth of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Many workers are also familiar with Java, Video/Computer Gaming Software, and Leadership.


Employees skew strongly male, with a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

The company pays out both vacation time and sick leave for only one in three workers. A solid majority of workers participate in a 401(k) program. The greater part of workers can count on health insurance, and a fair portion of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. Riot Games employees also enjoy perks such as a casual working environment, stock options, gym membership, and flexible hours.

Key Stats for Riot Games


20 %
80 %
$55,000 - $92,836
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

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