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Video Game Design Salary

National Average
$17,500 $52,410 /year $122,000
$25 /hour
National Average
$1,458 $4,367 /month $10,167
$25 /hour
National Average
$337 $1,007 /week $2,346
$25 /hour
National Average
$8.41 $25 /hour $58.65
Annual Salary Monthly Pay Weekly Pay Hourly Wage
Top Earners $105,500 $8,791 $2,028 $51
75th Percentile $66,500 $5,541 $1,278 $32
Average $52,410 $4,367 $1,007 $25
25th Percentile $29,000 $2,416 $557 $14
Video Game Design Salary Comparison by Location
United States
Ashburn, VA

How much does a Video Game Design make?

As of May 16, 2022, the average annual pay for a Video Game Design in the United States is $52,410 a year.

Just in case you need a simple salary calculator, that works out to be approximately $25.20 an hour. This is the equivalent of $1,008/week or $4,368/month.

While ZipRecruiter is seeing annual salaries as high as $122,000 and as low as $17,500, the majority of Video Game Design salaries currently range between $29,000 (25th percentile) to $66,500 (75th percentile) with top earners (90th percentile) making $105,500 annually across the United States. The average pay range for a Video Game Design varies greatly (by as much as $37,500), 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 Video Game Design job market in both Ashburn, VA and the surrounding area is very active. A Video Game Design in your area makes on average $64,911 per year, or $12,501 (24%) more than the national average annual salary of $52,410. Virginia ranks number 4 out of 50 states nationwide for Video Game Design salaries.

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

Find your next high paying job as a Video Game Design on ZipRecruiter today.

What are Top 10 Highest Paying Cities for Video Game Design Jobs

We’ve identified 10 cities where the typical salary for a Video Game Design job is above the national average. Topping the list is Richmond, CA, with Stamford, CT and Bellevue, WA close behind in the second and third positions. Bellevue, WA beats the national average by $9,894 (18.9%), and Richmond, CA furthers that trend with another $11,718 (22.4%) above the $52,410 average.

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

Finally, another factor to consider is the average salary for these top ten cities varies very little at 9% between Richmond, CA and Glendale, CA, 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 Video Game Design role.

CityAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
Richmond, CA$64,128$5,344$1,233$30.83
Stamford, CT$62,445$5,204$1,201$30.02
Bellevue, WA$62,304$5,192$1,198$29.95
Lakes, AK$60,119$5,010$1,156$28.90
San Francisco, CA$60,105$5,009$1,156$28.90
Palmdale, CA$59,458$4,955$1,143$28.59
Santa Clara, CA$59,232$4,936$1,139$28.48
Hartford, CT$59,115$4,926$1,137$28.42
Pasadena, CA$58,899$4,908$1,133$28.32
Glendale, CA$58,553$4,879$1,126$28.15

What are Top 5 Best Paying Related Video Game Design Jobs in the U.S.

We found at least five jobs related to the Video Game Design job category that pay more per year than a typical Video Game Design salary. Top examples of these roles include: GAME Designer, Senior Game Developer, and GAME Engineer.

Importantly, all of these jobs are paid between $49,234 (93.9%) and $77,590 (148.0%) more than the average Video Game Design salary of $52,410. If you’re qualified, getting hired for one of these related Video Game Design jobs may help you make more money than that of the average Video Game Design position.

Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
GAME Designer$130,000$10,833$2,500$62.50
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
GAME Developer$101,644$8,470$1,955$48.87
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.