Senior Game Designer

Senior Game Designer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$81,000
$39,000
Min 10%
$81,000
Median 50%
$166,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Microsoft
Highest Paying City
Denver, CO
Highest Paying State
District of Columbia
Average Experience Level
2.8 years
How much does a senior game designer make?
The national average salary for a Senior Game Designer in the U.S. is $81,401 annually or $39.14 hourly. There is a huge gap between the top 10 percent earners and the bottom 10 percent earners -- about 127,000. The top 10 percent earn over $166,000, while the bottom 10 percent make less than $39,000 annually. Most Senior Game Designer jobs are in Media companies and Hospitality companies. District of Columbia, Colorado, North Dakota, Virginia, and Maryland have the highest paying Senior Game Designer jobs. The typical tenure for a Senior Game Designer is 2.8 years.
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Designer
$65,579

Average Senior Game Designer Salary By Location

Across America, Senior Game Designers make on average $81,401 annually or $39.14 hourly. Working in Denver, CO as a Senior Game Designer will pay you the highest wages at around $117,584 per year. Even as an entry-level Senior Game Designer, you will make $77,000 per year in Denver, CO. District of Columbia, Colorado, North Dakota, Virginia, and Maryland are the states with the highest payscale for Senior Game Designers. Michigan, Indiana, and Rhode Island have the lowest Senior Game Designer salaries.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
Denver, CO
$117,584
2
Oakland, CA
$114,776
3
Alpharetta, GA
$101,122
4
Austin, TX
$96,849
5
Chicago, IL
$94,800

Average Senior Game Designer Salary By Company

If you are a Senior Game Designer, you can expect good job security. However, keep in mind that some industries pay better than others. Media companies and Hospitality companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. Microsoft and Electronic Arts are the highest paying companies. If you can find a job at a company like Glu Mobile or Activision Blizzard, they also offer very competitive salaries to their Senior Game Designers.

Average Senior Game Designer Pay By Industry

The type of industry that a Senior Game Designer works in can influence their earning potential. By looking at our data, we can see that Manufacturing companies, Technology companies, and Hospitality companies pay their Senior Game Designers well. Manufacturing companies pay their Senior Game Designers the highest wages, averaging $84,206 per year. Technology companies and Hospitality companies pay well too, at $81,678 and $79,951, respectively. The average salary for Senior Game Designers in the Media industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $79,559.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Manufacturing
$84,206
2
Technology
$81,678
3
Hospitality
$79,951
4
Media
$79,559