The average salary for a Video Game Artist is $56,228.
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Job Description for Video Game Artist
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
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Popular Skills for Video Game Artist
Autodesk 3ds Max
Skills in Adobe Photoshop, Autodesk 3ds Max, Autodesk Maya, Illustration and Adobe Illustrator are correlated to pay that is above average.
Pay by Experience Level for Video Game Artist
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 $46,965 based on 21 salaries. An early career Video Game Artist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,351 based on 36 salaries. A mid-career Video Game Artist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 15 salaries. An experienced Video Game Artist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $66,129 based on 5 salaries.
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