Senior Video Game Designer Salary

The average pay for a Senior Video Game Designer is $88,215 per year. Experience does not have a big impact on this job’s salary. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$65,814 - $121,380
(Median)
$66K
$88K
$120K
MEDIAN: $88,215
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$65,814 - $121,380  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,685  
Profit Sharing
$13,500  
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$65,638 - $125,904  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 56
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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

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

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Experience Affects Senior Video Game Designer Salaries

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Experienced
0%

National Average
$89,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
medical benefits
Vision: 85%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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