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Average Video Game Designer Salary in Australia

AU$72,803
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
AU$3,296
Bonus
AU$2,035
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The average salary for a Video Game Designer in Australia is AU$72,803.
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A$40k
MEDIAN
A$73k
90%
A$102k
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AU$40k - AU$102k
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AU$47 - AU$10k
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What Do Video Game Designers Do?

Video Game Designer Tasks
  • Drive game design through conceptualization, presentation, implementation, tuning, and release.
  • Assist in design of user interface screens, support screens, and game levels.
  • Conceptualize and implement game mechanics, animation, characters, narrative, assets, AI behaviors, text, and sound.

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What Are Popular Skills for Video Game Designers?

Skills in Game Design and C# Programming Language are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel and Design.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Video Game Designers?

An early career Video Game Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$70,825 based on 26 salaries. A mid-career Video Game Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$70,000 based on 5 salaries. An experienced Video Game Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$85,000 based on 6 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Video Game Designer in their job title in Sydney, New South Wales earn an average of 18.6% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Brisbane, Queensland (22.4% less) and Melbourne, Victoria (17.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 37 survey responses.
Early Career
70.3%
Mid Career
13.5%
Experienced
16.2%

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