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53 Game Designer Salaries

Game Designers earn $50,000 annually on average, or $24 per hour, which is 28% less than the national average for all working Americans. Our data indicates that the best paid Game Designers work for International Game Technology at $76,000 annually while the lowest paid Game Designers work for Forever Interactive earning approximately $25,000 each year.

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$150K MobilityWare's Average Game Designer Salary (1 salaries)

+$100K (100%) more than national average Game Designer salary ($50K)
+$64K (54%) more than average MobilityWare salary ($86K)
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"It's good. I am actually working as a game designer and mathematician role for this company. And my salary is adjusted upward every year depending on my performance. And Also this company share some bonus at the end of each year."

$82K Walt Disney Studios' Average Game Designer Salary (1 salaries)

+$32K (48%) more than national average Game Designer salary ($50K)
+$11K (14%) more than average Walt Disney Studios salary ($71K)
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"I started at 65,000 a year at Zynga in SF as an associate designer, and over the years have gone up to ~82,000 a year by working as a design leader and making myself an essential part of the design and documentation process."

$80K Zynga's Average Game Designer Salary (1 salaries)

+$30K (46%) more than national average Game Designer salary ($50K)
+$3K (3%) more than average Zynga salary ($77K)
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"I feel I am paid enough."

$60K FOURLIGHTS's Average Game Designer Salary (1 salaries)

+$10K (18%) more than national average Game Designer salary ($50K)
Equal to average FOURLIGHTS salary ($60K)
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"My salary was competitive for a game designer, but started to wane as I was required to stretch out and wear several more hats on a day to day basis. covering production, art, and management."

$50K Quicken Loans' Average Game Designer Salary (1 salaries)

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+$9K (19%) more than average Quicken Loans salary ($41K)
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"I worked very hard to make more money. Instead, my hard work was rewarded with less money."

$48K Gazillion Entertainment's Average Game Designer Salary (1 salaries)

-$2K (4%) less than national average Game Designer salary ($50K)
-$48K (66%) less than average Gazillion Entertainment salary ($96K)
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"My pay felt about right for what I was doing. I was new in the company so that range was expected and felt very well earned after a good days work."

$47K Orbotix's Average Game Designer Salary (1 salaries)

-$3K (6%) less than national average Game Designer salary ($50K)
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"I was under paid because I worked for a startup."

$35K A Maniacal Game's Average Game Designer Salary (1 salaries)

-$15K (35%) less than national average Game Designer salary ($50K)
+$12K (41%) more than average A Maniacal Game salary ($23K)
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"This is good to start off and get your foot in the door, but in time I would like to make double or triple the amount I make. You must know your worth and I know mine. Although not a bad start there is always room for improvement and I feel that I'm very close to being content with my career."
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