Career Attributes

  • $88,270
  • 287,200
  • 4.3
  • 9.3%
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Game Design
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Video Game Designer Job Outlook

There are currently an estimated 287,200 Video Game Designers in the United States. The Video Game Designer job market is expected to grow by 9.3% between 2016 and 2026.

Video Game Designer Employability Rating

D Sokanu rates Video Game Designers with a D employability rating, meaning this career should provide weak employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 31,200 Video Game Designers. That number is based on 26,600 additional Video Game Designers, and the retirement of 4,600 existing Video Game Designers.

Supply of Video Game Designers

The Video Game Designer industry is concentrated in California, Texas, and District of Columbia.

Video Game Designer Job Market by State

State name Employed Video Game Designers
California 47,930
Texas 19,640
District of Columbia 17,020
Georgia 16,580
Illinois 16,050
Colorado 14,390
Pennsylvania 14,280
Maryland 13,840
Virginia 13,040
Florida 11,180
Washington 10,940
Michigan 9,780
New Jersey 9,470
Massachusetts 9,240
Ohio 7,900
Arizona 7,150
Oregon 6,740
Missouri 6,260
Minnesota 6,020
Utah 5,170
Wisconsin 3,750
Tennessee 3,620
Louisiana 3,340
Indiana 2,750
Nevada 2,710
Kentucky 2,590
Nebraska 2,430
Oklahoma 2,360
Iowa 2,180
West Virginia 1,900
Connecticut 1,880
Alabama 1,810
Hawaii 1,640
South Carolina 1,470
Kansas 1,430
Rhode Island 1,210
New Mexico 1,120
Idaho 960
Maine 820
North Dakota 810
Arkansas 750
Montana 640
Mississippi 600
Alaska 540
New Hampshire 540
Vermont 380
Puerto Rico 370
South Dakota 180
Wyoming 140
Guam 100

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Career Attributes

  • $88,270
  • 287,200
  • 4.3
  • 9.3%
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Game Design
More Attributes