Median pay for Video Game Designers with Design skills lies in the neighborhood of $52K annually. Total cash earnings of Video Game Designers with Design skills range from $34K on the low end to $98K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $10K and $72K, respectively. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Men make up the vast majority of Video Game Designers with Design skills (88 percent) who took the survey. Most enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to over one-half. For the most part, Video Game Designers with Design skills enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction.

$35,508 - $78,080
(Median)
$36K
$52K
$78K
MEDIAN: $51,997
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$9.97 - $87.41
(Median)
$10
$30
$87
MEDIAN: $29.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$35,508 - $78,080  
   
Bonus
$970 - $10,461  
Profit Sharing
$964 - $72,129  
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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$34,250 - $98,181  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 63
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
$964 - $72,129  
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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$34,250 - $98,181  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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Experience Affects Video Game Designer Salaries

Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$59,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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