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What is the average salary for Video Game Designers in the United States?

Video Game Designers earn an average hourly wage of $41.12. Hourly wages typically start from $21.65 and go up to $61.01. Video Game Designers earn an average salary of $85,520 per year. Salaries typically start from $45,030 and go up to $126,900.

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

Learn more about the Video Game Designer job market for salaries of real jobs in your area.

Highest

The top 10% of Video Game Designers in the United States earn:

$61.01 an hour $126,900 per year
Senior

The top 25% of Video Game Designers in the United States earn:

$51.11 an hour $106,300 per year
Experienced

The top 50% of Video Game Designers in the United States earn:

$40.10 an hour $83,410 per year
Junior

The bottom 25% of Video Game Designers in the United States earn:

$30.59 an hour $63,630 per year
Starting

The bottom 10% of Video Game Designers in the United States earn:

$21.65 an hour $45,030 per year

Historical salary for Video Game Designers in the United States

Video Game Designer salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Video Game Designer Salary in District of Columbia $52.35 $108,890 # 1
Video Game Designer Salary in Maryland $49.39 $102,740 # 2
Video Game Designer Salary in Virginia $48.16 $100,170 # 3
Video Game Designer Salary in Massachusetts $44.58 $92,720 # 4
Video Game Designer Salary in Rhode Island $44.57 $92,700 # 5
Video Game Designer Salary in Connecticut $44.51 $92,590 # 6
Video Game Designer Salary in California $44.40 $92,350 # 7
Video Game Designer Salary in Colorado $44.15 $91,840 # 8
Video Game Designer Salary in Texas $42.01 $87,370 # 9
Video Game Designer Salary in New York $41.78 $86,890 # 10
Video Game Designer Salary in West Virginia $41.37 $86,050 # 11
Video Game Designer Salary in Georgia $41.30 $85,910 # 12
Video Game Designer Salary in Illinois $41.21 $85,710 # 13
Video Game Designer Salary in Vermont $41.18 $85,650 # 14
Video Game Designer Salary in Alabama $40.82 $84,900 # 15
Video Game Designer Salary in Alaska $40.68 $84,610 # 16
Video Game Designer Salary in North Carolina $40.62 $84,480 # 17
Video Game Designer Salary in Hawaii $40.39 $84,010 # 18
Video Game Designer Salary in New Jersey $40.34 $83,910 # 19
Video Game Designer Salary in Pennsylvania $39.13 $81,380 # 20
Video Game Designer Salary in Missouri $38.94 $80,990 # 21
Video Game Designer Salary in New Mexico $38.92 $80,950 # 22
Video Game Designer Salary in Oregon $38.58 $80,250 # 23
Video Game Designer Salary in Idaho $38.22 $79,500 # 24
Video Game Designer Salary in Nebraska $38.13 $79,310 # 25
Video Game Designer Salary in Ohio $38.04 $79,110 # 26
Video Game Designer Salary in South Carolina $37.92 $78,880 # 27
Video Game Designer Salary in Delaware $37.08 $77,120 # 28
Video Game Designer Salary in Arkansas $36.96 $76,870 # 29
Video Game Designer Salary in Arizona $36.86 $76,670 # 30
Video Game Designer Salary in Minnesota $36.37 $75,660 # 31
Video Game Designer Salary in South Dakota $36.13 $75,160 # 32
Video Game Designer Salary in New Hampshire $36.02 $74,920 # 33
Video Game Designer Salary in Maine $35.81 $74,480 # 34
Video Game Designer Salary in Michigan $35.71 $74,280 # 35
Video Game Designer Salary in Oklahoma $35.35 $73,530 # 36
Video Game Designer Salary in Florida $35.20 $73,220 # 37
Video Game Designer Salary in Indiana $34.63 $72,030 # 38
Video Game Designer Salary in Washington $34.54 $71,850 # 39
Video Game Designer Salary in Mississippi $34.51 $71,790 # 40
Video Game Designer Salary in Kentucky $33.76 $70,210 # 41
Video Game Designer Salary in Wisconsin $33.15 $68,950 # 42
Video Game Designer Salary in Kansas $32.62 $67,840 # 43
Video Game Designer Salary in Tennessee $32.60 $67,810 # 44
Video Game Designer Salary in Louisiana $31.79 $66,120 # 45
Video Game Designer Salary in Nevada $31.46 $65,450 # 46
Video Game Designer Salary in Iowa $31.07 $64,620 # 47
Video Game Designer Salary in North Dakota $30.93 $64,340 # 48
Video Game Designer Salary in Wyoming $30.40 $63,240 # 49
Video Game Designer Salary in Utah $30.15 $62,710 # 50
Video Game Designer Salary in Montana $29.12 $60,580 # 51
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics