Game Designer salary in California

Average salary
Based on 257 income tax records
Average salary by age
How much do Game Designers make?
The average total salary for a Game Designer is $100,000 per year. This is based on data from 257 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Game Designer and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Game Designer salary can vary between $37,500 to $246,500 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Game Designer salary by company

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Salary range**
Riot Games, California
22 income tax records
$100K – $269K
Electronic Arts, California
19 income tax records
$79K – $245K
Sony Interactive, California
14 income tax records
$87K – $267K
Blizzard Entertainment, California
28 income tax records
$61K – $163K
Jam City, California
13 income tax records
$62K – $106K

Game Designer demographics in California

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75% are single
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25% are married
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17% have kids
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30% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Game Designers in California

257 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a game designer in California is $100,000 per year. Game designer salaries in California can vary between $37,500 to $246,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 257 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 ($163,000 a year), Electronic Arts ($141,000 a year), and Sony Interactive ($140,000 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for game designers in California: Los Angeles, CA ($116,500 a year), Irvine, CA ($102,500 a year), and San Francisco, CA ($98,500 a year).
Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Salaries here are not representative of the total population and may reflect different levels of experience or education. Learn more
Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.