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How much does a Video Game Designer make in the United States?

Average Video Game Designer Hourly Wage in the United States

Video Game Designers earn a median hourly wage of $40.98. Hourly wages typically start from $21.79 and go up to $62.36.

Average Video Game Designer Yearly Salary in the United States

Video Game Designers earn a median salary of $85,240 per year. Salaries typically start from $45,320 and go up to $129,700.

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Video Game Designer Earnings by Seniority

Top End Video Game Designer Earnings

The highest earning Video Game Designers in the United States earn:

$62.36
an hour
$129,700
per year
Senior Video Game Designer Earnings

Senior Video Game Designers in the United States earn:

$52.17
an hour
$108,510
per year
Experienced Video Game Designer Earnings

Experienced Video Game Designers in the United States earn:

$40.98
an hour
$85,240
per year
Junior Video Game Designer Earnings

Junior Video Game Designers in the United States earn:

$31.03
an hour
$64,550
per year
Starting Video Game Designer Earnings

Starting Video Game Designers in the United States earn:

$21.79
an hour
$45,320
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Video Game Designer salary comparison

Video Game Designers earn more than 59% percent of Technology careers. Video Game Designer salaries are in the top 86% of all careers in the United States.

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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 $55.31 $115,030 # 1
Video Game Designer Salary in Maryland $50.94 $105,960 # 2
Video Game Designer Salary in Virginia $48.04 $99,930 # 3
Video Game Designer Salary in Connecticut $44.65 $92,870 # 4
Video Game Designer Salary in California $44.05 $91,630 # 5
Video Game Designer Salary in Massachusetts $43.85 $91,200 # 6
Video Game Designer Salary in New York $42.60 $88,610 # 7
Video Game Designer Salary in Colorado $43.90 $91,320 # 8
Video Game Designer Salary in Rhode Island $39.25 $81,640 # 9
Video Game Designer Salary in Texas $41.62 $86,580 # 10
Video Game Designer Salary in Illinois $41.19 $85,660 # 11
Video Game Designer Salary in Alabama $41.62 $86,580 # 12
Video Game Designer Salary in Hawaii $42.39 $88,170 # 13
Video Game Designer Salary in New Jersey $38.53 $80,140 # 14
Video Game Designer Salary in North Carolina $40.50 $84,240 # 15
Video Game Designer Salary in Vermont $40.49 $84,230 # 16
Video Game Designer Salary in West Virginia $41.63 $86,590 # 17
Video Game Designer Salary in Alaska $41.93 $87,220 # 18
Video Game Designer Salary in Pennsylvania $40.01 $83,220 # 19
Video Game Designer Salary in Georgia $39.02 $81,170 # 20
Video Game Designer Salary in New Mexico $37.83 $78,690 # 21
Video Game Designer Salary in Oregon $37.49 $77,970 # 22
Video Game Designer Salary in Washington $37.40 $77,790 # 23
Video Game Designer Salary in Missouri $39.76 $82,710 # 24
Video Game Designer Salary in Nebraska $38.24 $79,540 # 25
Video Game Designer Salary in South Carolina $38.54 $80,150 # 26
Video Game Designer Salary in New Hampshire $36.57 $76,060 # 27
Video Game Designer Salary in Kentucky $38.05 $79,150 # 28
Video Game Designer Salary in Maine $37.13 $77,230 # 29
Video Game Designer Salary in Idaho $36.20 $75,290 # 30
Video Game Designer Salary in Arizona $37.53 $78,050 # 31
Video Game Designer Salary in Ohio $37.61 $78,240 # 32
Video Game Designer Salary in Minnesota $35.68 $74,220 # 33
Video Game Designer Salary in South Dakota $36.86 $76,670 # 34
Video Game Designer Salary in Arkansas $35.90 $74,660 # 35
Video Game Designer Salary in Delaware $35.96 $74,790 # 36
Video Game Designer Salary in Mississippi $35.90 $74,670 # 37
Video Game Designer Salary in Florida $36.77 $76,480 # 38
Video Game Designer Salary in Kansas $34.21 $71,150 # 39
Video Game Designer Salary in Oklahoma $35.45 $73,740 # 40
Video Game Designer Salary in Michigan $31.04 $64,570 # 41
Video Game Designer Salary in Tennessee $33.71 $70,130 # 42
Video Game Designer Salary in Indiana $35.72 $74,290 # 43
Video Game Designer Salary in Iowa $32.02 $66,600 # 44
Video Game Designer Salary in Utah $34.88 $72,540 # 45
Video Game Designer Salary in Louisiana $32.79 $68,200 # 46
Video Game Designer Salary in Wisconsin $30.82 $64,090 # 47
Video Game Designer Salary in Wyoming $32.02 $66,590 # 48
Video Game Designer Salary in North Dakota $32.37 $67,320 # 49
Video Game Designer Salary in Montana $32.80 $68,230 # 50
Video Game Designer Salary in Nevada $30.93 $64,320 # 51
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

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