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Average Salary for Riot Games Employees

The average employee at Riot Games takes home $77K annually. Though geography is an influential salary factor for those at Riot Games, how long you've been working turns out to have the greatest impact on paycheck size. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

How This Employer Pays

Riot Games typically pays:
above market

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Employer: Riot Games
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[-]Software Engineer (2)
$49,744 - $115,775  
[-]Software Engineer (2)
Salary$54,784 - $112,781  
Total Pay$49,744 - $115,775  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 26
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Years of Experience

Once employees enter the five- to ten-year zone, average salaries hits the approximately $85K mark. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can typically make $71K. A typical employee has 10-19 years of experience and earns about $96K per year.


Residents of Santa Monica pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is around $85K annually; other top-paying cities include St. Louis ($83K) and Los Angeles ($71K). By state, the highest pay levels are found in Missouri, where the average Riot Games employee makes approximately $83K per year.


Nearing the top of the pay scale are Software Engineers; median pay is the highest at $89K.

Certifications and Degrees

Cisco Certified Network Associates receive bigger paychecks (about $67K) than those without credentials. Riot Games workers who hold a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) are also well compensated, earning around $108K on average.


The best paying skill to have in this role appears to be People Management; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $133K. Project Management also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; just under one in four of employees surveyed report using it at work. Java, Video/Computer Gaming Software, and Leadership were also reported by many survey participants.


Men are more likely to work at Riot Games than women, given the more than 3 to 1 male-to-female ratio.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky few (a third of workers) are fortunate enough to be compensated for both vacation and sick time. For employees looking to save up for their golden years, Riot Games provides an optional 401(k) plan, and a strong majority of workers participate. At Riot Games, a solid majority of workers have health insurance, and the greater part of workers have dental coverage. Riot Games folks also make good use of a casual working environment, stock options, gym membership, and flexible hours.

Key Stats

17 %
83 %
$55,000 - $92,836
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

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