Video Game Designer with Design Skills Salary

Video Game Designers with Design skills pull down an average of $54K per year. In the world of Video Game Designers with Design skills, total cash compensation can vary between $35K and $100K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $10K and $70K, respectively. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a majority earn dental coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$36,200 - $87,787
$36K
$54K
$88K
MEDIAN: $53,559
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90%

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$9.93 - $88.23
$9
$28
$88
MEDIAN: $27.75
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$36,200 - $87,787  
   
Bonus
$970 - $10,427  
Profit Sharing
$979 - $70,469  
Total Pay (?
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$35,302 - $100,391  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 65
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$9.93 - $88.23  
   
Overtime
$46.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$970 - $10,427  
   
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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$35,302 - $100,391  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 12

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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 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Video Game Designer Salaries

Experienced
▲54%

Mid-Career
▲14%

National Average
$60,000

Entry-Level
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 16%