An Entry-Level Video Game Designer earns an average salary of C$41,586 per year.

C$33,604 - C$60,598
C$34K
C$43K
C$61K
MEDIAN: C$42,783
10%
50%
90%
C$12.37 - C$30.10
C$12
C$20
C$30
MEDIAN: C$19.89
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$61K
Salary C$33,604 - C$60,598
Bonus C$0.00 - C$4,055
Profit Sharing C$65.00
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$33,076 - C$61,538
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 93
Hourly Data C$0C$30
Hourly Rate C$12.37 - C$30.10
Overtime C$25.43
Annual Data C$0C$61K
Bonus C$0.00 - C$4,055
Profit Sharing C$65.00
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$33,076 - C$61,538
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 23

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

Key Stats for Video Game Designer

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
70%
5-9 years
15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 32%