Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Video Game Designer is $110,000
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Video Game Designers?
An early career Video Game Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $55,000 based on 13 salaries. A mid-career Video Game Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $89,803 based on 8 salaries.
What Do Video Game Designers Do?
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 …Read more
- 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.