Salaries//Game Designer

Game Designer salary in US

Average Base Salary in US

$99,565
$111,119,698
Additional Cash Compensation
$111,219,263
Total Compensation
Median: 86,014
Min: $79K
Max: $145K

How Much Does a Game Designer Make in US?

The average salary for a Game Designer in US is $99,565. The average additional cash compensation for a Game Designer in US is $111,119,698. The average total compensation for a Game Designer in US is $111,219,263. Game Designer salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In from anonymous Game Designer employees in US.

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best-paying cities for Game Designer

The metropolitan areas that pay the highest salaries for software engineers are Seattle, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Remote and San Diego.
City NameAverage SalaryCompared to National Average
Seattle, WA$135,250
+ 28% (97,671)
Atlanta, GA$122,000
+ 20% (97,671)
Los Angeles, CA$110,000
+ 11% (97,671)
Remote$101,500
+ 4% (97,671)
San Diego, CA$86,014
- 14% (97,671)
Washington DC$85,085
- 15% (97,671)
Houston, TX$81,321
- 20% (97,671)
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX$78,986
- 24% (97,671)
Miami, FL$78,886
- 24% (97,671)

Game Designer Salary by gender

The average Game Designer salary for women is $127,500 and the average Game Designer salary for men is $116,333.

Game Designer Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Game Designer with 7+ years of experience is $116,000. The average salary for <1 year of experience is $98,000.

Game Designer Salary ranges

The two most common Game Designer salary ranges in US are $80k - $90k and $90k - $100k.

Average Design + UX salaries in US

Job TitleAverage SalarySalary Range
Graphic Designer$71,697
Min: $40K
Max: $135K
Visual Designer$76,315
Min: $45K
Max: $175K
UI Designer$84,837
Min: $8K
Max: $185K
Instructional Designer$87,471
Min: $72K
Max: $111K
UX Designer$93,068
Min: $0K
Max: $300K
Web Designer$93,301
Min: $56K
Max: $168K
Art Director$94,223
Min: $0K
Max: $215K
Senior Graphic Designer$96,708
Min: $68K
Max: $200K
Game Designer$99,565
Min: $79K
Max: $145K
UX Researcher$105,855
Min: $10K
Max: $230K
Senior UI Designer$109,701
Min: $63K
Max: $200K
Product Designer$112,133
Min: $3K
Max: $330K
Senior UX Designer$121,896
Min: $48K
Max: $234K
Creative Director$144,543
Min: $0K
Max: $315K
Design Director$152,574
Min: $0K
Max: $300K
Senior Product Designer$158,171
Min: $105K
Max: $220K
CCO (Chief Creative Officer)$174,326
Min: $9K
Max: $425K
Creative Chief Officer$187,932
Min: $140K
Max: $425K

Career Info

Game Designer jobs in US

Average Game Designer Salary by Company Size

Recent Game Designer salaries in US

$98,000
Yearly Salary
A game desinger reported a yearly salary of $98,000 with +$999,999,999 in additional cash compensation
< 1 Year of Experience
Male
1,000+ Employees
Remote
>10 Reports
$145,000
Yearly Salary
A Game Designer reported a yearly salary of $145,000
5-7 Years of Experience
Female
201-500 Employees
Seattle, WA
$125,500
Yearly Salary
A Game Designer reported a yearly salary of $125,500
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
1,000+ Employees
Seattle, WA
$110,000
Yearly Salary
A Game Designer reported a yearly salary of $110,000 with +$10,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Female
51-200 Employees
Los Angeles, CA
$105,000
Yearly Salary
A 3D Artist reported a yearly salary of $105,000
5-7 Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Remote
$86,014
Yearly Salary
A Game Designer reported a yearly salary of $86,014 with +$10,363 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
201-500 Employees
San Diego, CA
$78,886
Yearly Salary
A Game Designer reported a yearly salary of $78,886 with +$10,498 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
201-500 Employees
Miami, FL
$81,321
Yearly Salary
A Game Designer reported a yearly salary of $81,321 with +$10,782 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
201-500 Employees
Houston, TX
$85,085
Yearly Salary
A Game Designer reported a yearly salary of $85,085 with +$9,970 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
201-500 Employees
Washington DC
$78,986
Yearly Salary
A Game Designer reported a yearly salary of $78,986 with +$10,036 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
201-500 Employees
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX