Video Game Producer Salary

A Video Game Producer earns an average salary of $72,798 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$37,188 - $109,604
$37K
$73K
$110K
MEDIAN: $72,798
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Salary
$37,188 - $109,604  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $24,468  
Profit Sharing
$15,000  
Total Pay (?
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$38,888 - $126,709  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 74

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Job Description for Video Game Producer

Video game producers are responsible for coordinating activities that relate to the creation, execution, and distribution of video game content for their company. They are in charge of interacting with a variety of internal teams to facilitate workflow, and they exchange information regarding video game development and ideas. One of their main responsibilities is developing strategies across departments and aligning communication efforts. They are also in charge of keeping accurate progress of development and creating a schedule to follow.

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Video Game Producer Tasks

  • Define game concepts in collaboration with development teams.
  • Validate delivered milestones in relation with the objectives.
  • Manage relationships with internal departments (editorial, marketing, legal') and external partners when necessary.
  • Define the milestones, schedule and content.

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Pay by Experience Level for Video Game Producer

Pay by Experience for a Video Game Producer has a positive trend. An entry-level Video Game Producer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 37 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Video Game Producer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 33 salaries. An experienced Video Game Producer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 20 salaries. A Video Game Producer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $145,000 based on 6 salaries.

Video Game Producer Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Video Game Producer?

Video Game Producer in Boston:
"Unstable prospects."
Unless you are at a senior level, studios who manage costs through layoffs often cut producers (and associate producers at an even higher rate). Despite needing project managers, "scrum masters", people managers, etc to bring a product to fruition, few studios view producers as directly necessary for the success of a product. Expect high odds of yourself being in a seasonal - or post product launch - layoff event ... Sometimes it will happen to you annually. Also expect that video game studios are in limited territories, and have oppressive non-compete agreements. That means when a layoff event happens you find yourself relocating across the country or globe to find your next gig of requisite seniority. If you are comfortable with a nomadic lifestyle, and frequently joining/leaving employers, this could be a great match for you. But it may not be right for you if you enjoy things like: stability, home ownership, and steady employment at only 1 company.

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Key Stats for Video Game Producer

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Video Game Producer Salaries

Late-Career
▲93%

Experienced
▲18%

▼0%

National Average
$75,000

Entry-Level
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: