C$51,149
Avg. Salary

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

C$2,921

Profit Sharing

C$1,000

A Video Game Designer earns an average salary of C$49,330 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Experience strongly influences income for this job. A skill in Game Design is associated with high pay for this job.

C$34,786 - C$79,395
C$35K
C$51K
C$79K
MEDIAN: C$51,149
10%
50%
90%
C$13.57 - C$29.90
C$14
C$20
C$30
MEDIAN: C$19.80
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$79K
Salary C$34,786 - C$79,395
Bonus C$391 - C$7,267
Profit Sharing C$1,000
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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C$34,788 - C$79,986
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 14 Jul 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 155
Hourly Data C$0C$35
Hourly Rate C$13.57 - C$29.90
Overtime C$34.68
Annual Data C$0C$79K
Bonus C$391 - C$7,267
Profit Sharing C$1,000
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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C$34,788 - C$79,986
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 14 Jul 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 25

Job Description for Video Game Designer

Video game designers generally work to code programs on various platforms (such as computers and gaming systems) to create playable games. Creating a game involves creating a concept and storyline and mapping it out for others on the game design team so they can help with development; designers generally work with a flowchart when creating a game's storyboard. The game must be thoroughly tested to ensure that any bugs or flaws during gameplay are resolved. Video game designers may focus on a particular element of gameplay such as environments, the game's rule system or coordinating the design team's work. Throughout the development process, these professionals must check and recode lines of coding to make any required changes uncovered during testing. They may also conduct testing themselves, including recording any identified bugs or flaws.

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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.

Video Game Designer Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$49,950

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Key Stats for Video Game Designer

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
1%

Experience Affects Video Game Designer Salaries

Experienced
▲62%

Mid-Career
▲25%

National Average
C$50,000

▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 23%