Senior Video Game Designer Salary

The average pay for a Senior Video Game Designer is $86,420 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$66,910 - $122,315
$67K
$87K
$120K
MEDIAN: $86,973
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$66,910 - $122,315  
   
Bonus
$10,000  
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$67,249 - $130,500  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 23

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Job Description for Senior Video Game Designer

Senior video game designers often work on teams to design and create video games in hand-held, console, or mobile gaming applications. As senior designers, they may lead their teams in various projects and work closely with artists to create the vision for a video game and with computer programmers to create scripting language.

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Senior Video Game Designer Tasks

  • Create and oversee game design, implementing core systems and balanced gameplay experiences.
  • Review competitive market and stay abreast of industry trends.
  • Oversee gameplay testing and implement feedback into design.
  • Manage design team, setting schedules, objectives, and communication strategies.
  • Document all aspects of game design, including mechanics, guidelines, and missions.

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Key Stats for Senior Video Game Designer

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
50%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Senior Video Game Designer Salaries

Mid-Career
▲4%

Experienced
▼0%

National Average
$88,000

Entry-Level
▼1%

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
50%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 83%
no benefits
None:
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