Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Video Game Designer is $71,216
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 $60,173 based on 7 salaries. A mid-career Video Game Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 5 salaries. An experienced Video Game …Read more
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.