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Game Designer salary in California

Average salary
$98,000/yr
Based on 165 income tax records
$37,000
$229,000
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Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

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$37,000
$229,000
DATA PROVIDED BY turbotax icon

Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

From consenting TurboTax customers

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The average salary for a Game Designer in California is $98,000 per year. These insights are exclusive to Mint Salary and are based on 165 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported this type of occupation. Game Designer salaries in California can vary between $37,000 to $229,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, and more. Read more
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Game Designer salary by city

Location
Average salary per year
Salary range
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Los Angeles, CA
32 income tax records
$104,000/yr
$89K – $121K
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San Francisco, CA
12 income tax records
$104,000/yr
$71K – $139K
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Irvine, CA
12 income tax records
$93,500/yr
$65K – $106K

Game Designer salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year
Salary range
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Riot Games, California
12 income tax records
$118,500/yr
$105K – $146K
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Electronic Arts, California
12 income tax records
$102,000/yr
$97K – $149K
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Blizzard Entertainment, California
19 income tax records
$91,000/yr
$77K – $108K

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Product Designer
1,283 income tax records
$88,000/yr
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Senior Graphic Designer
612 income tax records
$60,000/yr
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Graphic Designer
15,093 income tax records
$44,500/yr
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Instructional Designer
1,869 income tax records
$64,000/yr

Game Designer demographics in California

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70% are single
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30% are married
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16% have kids
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26% own a home

Game Designer salaries by age

$0
$42,500
$85,000
$127,500
$170,000
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
Years of age

Effective Tax Rates for Game Designers in California

165 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a game designer in California is $98,000 per year. Game designer salaries in California can vary between $37,000 to $229,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 165 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as game designer.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for game designers in California: Riot Games ($118,500 a year), Electronic Arts ($102,000 a year), and Blizzard Entertainment ($91,000 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for game designers in California: Los Angeles, CA ($104,000 a year), San Francisco, CA ($104,000 a year), and Irvine, CA ($93,500 a year).
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**Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.