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Video Game Designer Salary with Design skills

An average Video Game Designer with Design skills can expect to take home roughly $60K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The vast majority (88 percent) of Video Game Designers with Design skills who answered the questionnaire are male. Work is enjoyable for Video Game Designers with Design skills, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,728 - $95,973
(Median)
$32K
$60K
$96K
MEDIAN: $59,948
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50%
90%

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$8.14 - $69.04
(Median)
$8
$27
$69
MEDIAN: $26.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$31,728 - $95,973  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $13,906  
Profit Sharing
$2,500 - $50,868  
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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$31,401 - $102,237  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 66
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$8.14 - $69.04  
   
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$-0.49 - $13,906  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,500 - $50,868  
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).
)
$31,401 - $102,237  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 11

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Experience Affects Video Game Designer with Design skills Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 52%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$64,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 9%