The average salary for a Video Game Artist is $57,264.
Tell us about your job and pay factors like skills and education Find your market worth with a report tailored to you Negotiate your pay with confidence
What Do Video Game Artists Do?
Video games are more popular than ever, partially due to the rise in cell phone use over the past decade, and new mobile games are released almost every day. Video game artists are responsible for planning and designing these games using extensive programming knowledge and creating virtual environments in which people are challenged, but still have fun. They must be able to tell cohesive stories, create amazing visuals, and do so in ways that keep players coming back for more.
The design aspect…Read more
Job Satisfaction for Video Game Artist
Explore the most common career paths for Video Game Artist. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner
to research other job paths.
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Video Game Artist Job Listings
What Are Popular Skills for Video Game Artists?
Skills in Adobe Photoshop, Illustration, Adobe Illustrator and Autodesk 3ds Max are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Autodesk Maya.
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Video Game Artists?
An entry-level Video Game Artist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $45,000 based on 12 salaries. An early career Video Game Artist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,521 based on 41 salaries. A mid-career Video Game Artist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $62,510 based on 15 salaries. An experienced Video Game Artist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $74,865 based on 3 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
Years of Experience
This data is based on 71 survey responses.