How much does a Game Designer make?

Updated 19 Jan 2022
$73,505 /yr
Average Base Pay

30 salaries

$50K

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$74K

Average

$100K

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No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

How much does a Game Designer make? The national average salary for a Game Designer is $73,505 in Australia. Filter by location to see Game Designer salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 30 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Game Designer employees.

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Associate Game Designer

$88,500

per year

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Game Developer

$49

per year

Game Programmer

$35

per year

Game Artist

$50,000

per year

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Halfbrick Studios
4

Halfbrick Studios

Game Designer

$67,851

 /yr
Range: $53K - $85K
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$53K

$85K

$53,215 - $85,000 Range

THQ Nordic
3.2

THQ Nordic

Game Designer

$73,505

 /yr
Range: $73K - $76K

$73K

$76K

$72,649 - $76,137 Range

Aristocrat Technologies
4.1

Aristocrat Technologies

Game Designer
About 

$78K -$103K

$78K

$103K

$77,849 - $103,200 Range

Electronic Arts
4.1

Electronic Arts

Game Designer
About 

$71K -$82K

$71K

$82K

$71,374 - $82,082 Range

Ainsworth Game Technology
2.6

Ainsworth Game Technology

Game Designer
About 

$77K -$92K

$77K

$92K

$77,462 - $91,640 Range

Gameloft
3.6

Gameloft

Game Designer
About 

$48K -$62K

$48K

$62K

$48,021 - $62,464 Range

KMM Interactive Entertainment
4

$69K

$82K

$68,914 - $82,116 Range

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Google
4.5

Google

Game Designer
About 

$97K -$104K

$97K

$104K

$96,987 - $103,548 Range

Domino's
3.5

Domino's

Game Designer - Hourly
About 

$11 -$12

 hourly

$11

$12

$11 - $12 Range

Shaver Shop

Game Designer
About 

$73K -$79K

$73K

$79K

$73,192 - $79,065 Range

Wargaming
4.4

Wargaming

Game Designer
About 

$57K -$63K

$57K

$63K

$57,121 - $62,800 Range

Academy of Interactive Entertainment
3.7

$58K

$62K

$58,099 - $62,333 Range

Academy of Interactive Entertainment
3.7

Academy of Interactive Entertainment

Game Designer - Hourly
About 

$47 -$51

 hourly

$47

$51

$47 - $51 Range

PlaySide Studios
4.1

PlaySide Studios

Game Designer
About 

$72K -$77K

$72K

$77K

$71,716 - $77,393 Range

Euclideon
2.6

Euclideon

Game Designer
About 

$41K -$44K

$41K

$44K

$41,228 - $44,340 Range

3.5

Royal Wins

Game Designer
About 

$61K -$66K

$61K

$66K

$61,262 - $66,380 Range

Euclideon Holographics
1.9

Euclideon Holographics

Game Designer
About 

$48K -$52K

$48K

$52K

$48,271 - $51,818 Range

Nilfisk
3.6

Nilfisk

Game Designer
About 

$48K -$52K

$48K

$52K

$48,207 - $52,281 Range

AGS, LLC
4.3

AGS, LLC

Game Designer
About 

$114K -$125K

$114K

$125K

$114,030 - $124,956 Range

Unity
4.2

Unity

Game Designer - Contractor
About 

$72K -$79K

$72K

$79K

$71,618 - $78,625 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Game Designer salaries

The national average salary for a Game Designer is $73,505 per year in Australia. Filter by location to see a Game Designer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 30 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Game Designer employees.

The highest salary for a Game Designer in Australia is $100,000 per year.

The lowest salary for a Game Designer in Australia is $50,000 per year.

Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent game designer salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$50
hourly
A Game Master in the Sydney Area area reported making $50 per hour
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Sydney Area area
Contract
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$23
hourly
A Tables Games Dealer in the Sydney Area area reported making $23 per hour
Job Highlights
Sydney Area area
Part-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public
$85,000
per year
A Game Designer in the Brisbane Area area reported making $85,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Brisbane Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$138,100
per year
A Content Designer in the Sydney Area area reported making $138,100 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Sydney Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public
$12
hourly
A Game Designer in the Sydney Area area reported making $12 per hour
Job Highlights
Sydney Area area
Seasonal
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$70,000
per year
A Content Designer in the Sydney Area area reported making $70,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Sydney Area area
Intern
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public
$65,889
per year
A Level Designer in the Canberra Area area reported making $65,889 per year
Additional Pay
$1k profit sharing
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Canberra Area area
 
Full-time
Company - Private