Video Game Designer with Design Skills Salary

Video Game Designers with Design skills can expect to earn an average of $54K annually. Total cash compensation to Video Game Designers with Design skills approaches anywhere from $36K on the lower end to $97K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $10K from bonuses and upwards of $70K from profit sharing. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the larger part earn dental coverage. It's worth noting that most people in this role find their work both fulfilling and enjoyable. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$36,671 - $83,458
$37K
$54K
$83K
MEDIAN: $53,559
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$9.97 - $87.41
$10
$29
$87
MEDIAN: $29.48
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$36,671 - $83,458  
   
Bonus
$970 - $10,461  
Profit Sharing
$979 - $70,469  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$35,500 - $97,241  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 67
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$9.97 - $87.41  
   
Overtime
$46.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$970 - $10,461  
   
Profit Sharing
$979 - $70,469  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$35,500 - $97,241  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 13

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Key Stats for Video Game Designer

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
5%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Video Game Designer Salaries

Experienced
▲35%

Mid-Career
▲3%

National Average
$60,000

Entry-Level
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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