Average Late-Career Video Game Designer Salary

$98,639
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
10%
$61k
MEDIAN
$99k
90%
$153k

The average salary for a Video Game Designer is $98,639

Base Salary
$61k - $153k
Bonus
$20 - $49k
Profit Sharing
$135 - $10k
Total Pay
$56k - $151k
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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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FAQs About Video Game Designers

What is the highest pay for Video Game Designers?

Our data indicates that the highest pay for a Video Game Designer is $153k / year

What is the lowest pay for Video Game Designers?

Our data indicates that the lowest pay for a Video Game Designer is $61k / year

How can Video Game Designers increase their salary?

Increasing your pay as a Video Game Designer is possible in different ways. Change of employer: Consider a career move to a new employer that is willing to pay higher for your skills. Level of Education: Gaining advanced degrees may allow this role to increase their income potential and qualify for promotions. Managing Experience: If you are a Video Game Designer that oversees more junior Video Game Designers, this experience can increase the likelihood to earn more.