How much does a Game Designer make?

Updated Oct. 16, 2021
$57,786 /yr
Average Base Pay

155 salaries

$41K

Low

$58K

Average

$81K

High

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The national average salary for Game Designer is $57,786 per year in Canada. Filter by location to see Game Designer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 155 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Game Designer employees.

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Ubisoft
3.9

Ubisoft

Game Designer

$60,543

 /yr
Range: $48K - $102K
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$48K

$102K

$48,122 - $102,364 Range

Gameloft
3.5

Gameloft

Game Designer

$56,120

 /yr
Range: $43K - $83K

$43K

$83K

$42,995 - $83,031 Range

Electronic Arts
4.1

Electronic Arts

Game Designer

$58,632

 /yr
Range: $48K - $93K

$48K

$93K

$48,218 - $92,592 Range

Relic Entertainment
4

Relic Entertainment

Game Designer

$69,196

 /yr
Range: $56K - $82K

$56K

$82K

$56,300 - $82,464 Range

IUGO Mobile Entertainment
3

IUGO Mobile Entertainment

Game Designer

$47,677

 /yr
Range: $35K - $82K

$35K

$82K

$35,148 - $82,173 Range

Kabam
4

Kabam

Game Designer

$65,850

 /yr
Range: $54K - $70K

$54K

$70K

$54,279 - $70,000 Range

A Thinking Ape
4.5

A Thinking Ape

Game Designer

$63,910

 /yr
Range: $64K - $79K

$64K

$79K

$63,560 - $79,333 Range

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Koolhaus Games
3.4

Koolhaus Games

Game Designer

$53,786

 /yr
Range: $40K - $72K

$40K

$72K

$39,753 - $71,921 Range

Eidos Montreal
4.1

Eidos Montreal

Game Designer

$72,908

 /yr
Range: $68K - $79K

$68K

$79K

$67,800 - $78,826 Range

Big Viking Games
2.2

Big Viking Games

Game Designer

$65,839

 /yr
Range: $57K - $74K

$57K

$74K

$56,752 - $73,789 Range

Uken Games
4.5

Uken Games

Game Designer

$58,712

 /yr
Range: $55K - $62K

$55K

$62K

$55,345 - $62,357 Range

Blackbird Interactive
4.4

Blackbird Interactive

Game Designer

$72,908

 /yr
Range: $46K - $77K

$46K

$77K

$46,472 - $76,773 Range

Alice & Smith

Game Designer

$36,695

 /yr
Range: $36K - $52K

$36K

$52K

$35,828 - $52,077 Range

Electronic Arts
4.1

Electronic Arts

Game Designer - Contractor
About 

$48K -$54K

$48K

$54K

$47,774 - $54,395 Range

Behaviour Interactive
4.5

Behaviour Interactive

Game Designer
About 

$45K -$58K

$45K

$58K

$45,238 - $57,756 Range

Ludia
3.9

Ludia

Game Designer
About 

$39K -$44K

$39K

$44K

$39,047 - $43,553 Range

BioWare
3.7

BioWare

Game Designer
About 

$76K -$84K

$76K

$84K

$76,219 - $84,446 Range

East Side Games
4.3

East Side Games

Game Designer
About 

$46K -$52K

$46K

$52K

$45,842 - $51,616 Range

Skybox Labs
4.4

Skybox Labs

Game Designer
About 

$49K -$75K

$49K

$75K

$49,469 - $74,532 Range

IGG
3.7

IGG

Game Designer
About 

$44K -$67K

$44K

$67K

$43,533 - $66,646 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Game Designer salaries

The national average salary for a Game Designer is $57,786 per year in Canada. Filter by location to see a Game Designer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 155 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Game Designer employees.

The highest salary for a Game Designer in Canada is $80,525 per year.

The lowest salary for a Game Designer in Canada is $41,469 per year.

Recent Salary Reports

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$45,000
per year
A Level Designer in the Toronto Area area reported making $45,000 per year
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1-2 years experience
Toronto Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$42,000
per year
A Game/Level Designer in the Montreal Area area reported making $42,000 per year
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1-2 years experience
Montreal Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$60,000
per year
A Game Designer in the Toronto Area area reported making $60,000 per year
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1-2 years experience
Toronto Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$26
hourly
A Game Designer in the Montreal Area area reported making $26 per hour
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5-7 years experience
Montreal Area area
Freelance
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$60,000
per year
A Game Designer in the Toronto Area area reported making $60,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Toronto Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$70,000
per year
A Game Designer in the Victoria Area area reported making $70,000 per year
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3-4 years experience
Victoria Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
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