A Lead Video Game Designer earns an average salary of $93,680 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$59,180 - $123,987
(Median)
$59K
$94K
$120K
MEDIAN: $93,680
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$59,180 - $123,987  
   
Bonus
$4,000  
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$49,780 - $134,095  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 27
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Job Description for Lead Video Game Designer

  • Communicate creative vision to and manage development team.
  • Manage development of all aspects of gameplay design.
  • Evaluate and redesign gameplay based on testing and feedback.
  • Develop creative design, vision and content for games.
  • Ensure on time delivery of the final product.

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Pay by Experience Level for Lead Video Game Designer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Lead Video Game Designer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Late-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$90,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 76%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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