Video Game Designer Salary in the US

$67,250
per year
per month
$5,600
per month
per year
Bonus
$4,700/year
Profit Sharing
$3,200/year
Bonus
$390/month
Profit Sharing
$270/month

Video Game Designer - Average Salary

The average salary for a Video Game Designer is $67,250 per year ($5,600 per month), which is $13,760 (+26%) higher than the average salary in the United States.
A Video Game Designer can expect an average starting salary of $42,800. The highest salaries can exceed $108,550.
$42,800
Low
$67,250
Average salary
$108,550
High
$3,570
Low
$5,600
Average salary
$9,050
High
Total pay includes salary, bonus and profit sharing.
$0
$80,300
$160,550
Salary$42,800 - 108,550
Bonus$0 - 16,500
Profit Sharing$0 - 35,500
Total Pay$42,800 - 160,550
$0
$6,690
$13,380
Salary$3,570 - 9,050
Bonus$0 - 1,370
Profit Sharing$0 - 2,960
Total Pay$3,570 - 13,380

Video Game Designer Salary Range

Low
$42,800
Average salary
$67,250
Senior
$88,690
High
$108,550
Low
$3,570
Average salary
$5,600
Senior
$7,390
High
$9,050
Among Video Game Designers in the U.S., Entry Level Video Game Designers and Video Game Graphic Designers tend to have the lowest salaries, while Senior Video Game Designers enjoy the highest salaries.

Video Game Designer - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Senior Video Game Designer$89K/year
+32% 
Video Game Graphic Designer$53K/year
 -21%
Entry Level Video Game Designer$52K/year
 -23%

Video Game Designer - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Video Game Designer with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $52,500 per year. A mid level Video Game Designer with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $63,290, while a Senior Video Game Designer with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $92,580. Video Game Designers with more than 20 years of experience earn $99,200 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Video Game Designer

Late Career▲ +48%
Senior▲ +38%
Average Salary$67,250/year
Mid Level▼ -6%
Entry Level▼ -22%

Gender Breakdown

Female
11%
Male
89%

Video Game Designer - Jobs by Location

Video Game Designer - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Video Game Designer jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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