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GAME Designer Salary

National Average
$51,000 $130,000 /year $400,000
$62 /hour
National Average
$4,250 $10,833 /month $33,333
$62 /hour
National Average
$981 $2,500 /week $7,692
$62 /hour
National Average
$24.52 $62 /hour $192.31
Annual Salary Monthly Pay Weekly Pay Hourly Wage
Top Earners $400,000 $33,333 $7,692 $192
75th Percentile $130,000 $10,833 $2,500 $62
Average $130,000 $10,833 $2,500 $62
25th Percentile $76,500 $6,375 $1,471 $37
GAME Designer Salary Comparison by Location
United States
Ashburn, VA

How much does a GAME Designer make?

As of May 16, 2022, the average annual pay for a GAME Designer in the United States is $130,000 a year.

Just in case you need a simple salary calculator, that works out to be approximately $62.50 an hour. This is the equivalent of $2,500/week or $10,833/month.

While ZipRecruiter is seeing annual salaries as high as $400,000 and as low as $51,000, the majority of GAME Designer salaries currently range between $76,500 (25th percentile) to $130,000 (75th percentile) with top earners (90th percentile) making $400,000 annually across the United States. The average pay range for a GAME Designer varies greatly (by as much as $53,500), which suggests there may be many opportunities for advancement and increased pay based on skill level, location and years of experience.

Based on recent job postings on ZipRecruiter, the GAME Designer job market in both Ashburn, VA and the surrounding area is very active. A GAME Designer in your area makes on average $109,167 per year, or $20,833 (16%) less than the national average annual salary of $130,000. Virginia ranks number 14 out of 50 states nationwide for GAME Designer salaries.

To estimate the most accurate annual salary range for GAME Designer jobs, ZipRecruiter continuously scans its database of millions of active jobs published locally throughout America.

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What are Top 10 Highest Paying Cities for GAME Designer Jobs

We’ve identified 10 cities where the typical salary for a GAME Designer job is above the national average. Topping the list is San Mateo, CA, with Boston, MA and Santa Monica, CA close behind in the second and third positions. Santa Monica, CA beats the national average by $21,299 (16.4%), and San Mateo, CA furthers that trend with another $25,758 (19.8%) above the $130,000 average.

With these 10 cities having average salaries higher than the national average, the opportunities for economic advancement by changing locations as a GAME Designer appears to be exceedingly fruitful.

Finally, another factor to consider is the average salary for these top ten cities varies very little at 7% between San Mateo, CA and Springfield, MA, reinforcing the limited potential for much wage advancement. The possibility of a lower cost of living may be the best factor to use when considering location and salary for a GAME Designer role.

CityAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
San Mateo, CA$155,759$12,980$2,995$74.88
Boston, MA$153,295$12,775$2,948$73.70
Santa Monica, CA$151,300$12,608$2,910$72.74
Renton, WA$150,807$12,567$2,900$72.50
Berkeley, CA$150,155$12,513$2,888$72.19
Daly City, CA$149,734$12,478$2,879$71.99
Lowell, MA$148,415$12,368$2,854$71.35
Richmond, CA$146,482$12,207$2,817$70.42
Newark, NJ$146,098$12,175$2,810$70.24
Springfield, MA$145,116$12,093$2,791$69.77

What are Top 5 Best Paying Related GAME Designer Jobs in the U.S.

Analyzing similar jobs related to the GAME Designer job category, we found five that were relevant. However, none pay more than the $130,000 average for GAME Designer jobs. Nevertheless GAME Engineer, Senior Game Developer, or Senior Game Programmer may still be interesting positions to explore.

Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
Senior Game Programmer$116,250$9,688$2,236$55.89
Senior Game Developer$113,296$9,441$2,179$54.47
GAME Engineer$112,320$9,360$2,160$54.00
Head Of GAME Designer$111,989$9,332$2,154$53.84
Lead Game Developer$108,209$9,017$2,081$52.02
About Our Data
ZipRecruiter salary estimates, histograms, trends and comparisons are derived from both employer job postings and third party data sources.
Data used to develop this report includes ADP data. ADP is an exclusive provider of employee payroll data for ZipRecruiter.