How much does a Game Designer make in San Francisco, CA?

Updated Jul. 28, 2021
US$85K /yr
Average Base Pay

90 salaries

US$62K

Low

US$85K

Average

US$116K

High

Additional Cash Compensation
AverageUS$6,188RangeUS$1,498 - US$25,554
The average salary for a Game Designer is US$84,673 per year in San Francisco, CA, United States Area. Salaries estimates are based on 90 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Game Designer employees in San Francisco, CA, United States Area.

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Zynga
4.4

Zynga

Game Designer

US$95,963

 /yr
Range: US$58K - US$132K
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US$58K

US$132K

US$57,895 - US$132,399 Range

Storm8
3.6

Storm8

Game Designer

US$90,619

 /yr
Range: US$82K - US$107K

US$82K

US$107K

US$81,865 - US$107,331 Range

Ubisoft
3.9

Ubisoft

Game Designer

US$86,760

 /yr
Range: US$60K - US$97K

US$60K

US$97K

US$60,000 - US$96,546 Range

GREE International Entertainment
2.8

GREE International Entertainment

Game Designer

US$84,326

 /yr
Range: US$68K - US$105K

US$68K

US$105K

US$68,040 - US$104,696 Range

TinyCo
3.1

TinyCo

Game Designer

US$77,676

 /yr
Range: US$62K - US$105K

US$62K

US$105K

US$62,139 - US$104,696 Range

Gazillion Entertainment
3

Gazillion Entertainment

Game Designer

US$71,320

 /yr
Range: US$52K - US$98K

US$52K

US$98K

US$52,394 - US$98,012 Range

Electronic Arts
4

Electronic Arts

Game Designer

US$92,554

 /yr
Range: US$69K - US$103K

US$69K

US$103K

US$68,656 - US$103,000 Range

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Trion Worlds
3.5

Trion Worlds

Game Designer

US$85,699

 /yr
Range: US$68K - US$89K

US$68K

US$89K

US$67,780 - US$88,861 Range

PlayStation
4

PlayStation

Game Designer

US$105,016

 /yr
Range: US$82K - US$133K

US$82K

US$133K

US$81,612 - US$132,595 Range

KIXEYE
3.5

KIXEYE

Game Designer

US$92,207

 /yr
Range: US$84K - US$149K

US$84K

US$149K

US$83,785 - US$149,123 Range

Kabam
4.1

Kabam

Game Designer
About 

US$107K -US$130K

US$107K

US$130K

US$106,588 - US$129,893 Range

Jam City
4.3

Jam City

Game Designer - Hourly
About 

US$28 -US$43

 hourly

US$28

US$43

US$28 - US$43 Range

Crystal Dynamics
3.4

Crystal Dynamics

Game Designer
About 

US$77K -US$96K

US$77K

US$96K

US$77,382 - US$96,416 Range

CrowdStar
3.2

CrowdStar

Game Designer
About 

US$89K -US$111K

US$89K

US$111K

US$89,167 - US$110,686 Range

Toys for Bob
4.1

Toys for Bob

Game Designer - Hourly
About 

US$27 -US$30

 hourly

US$27

US$30

US$27 - US$30 Range

Electronic Arts
4

Electronic Arts

Game Designer - Hourly Intern
About 

US$30 -US$33

 hourly

US$30

US$33

US$30 - US$33 Range

WarnerMedia
3.9

WarnerMedia

Game Designer - Hourly Contractor
About 

US$38 -US$42

 hourly

US$38

US$42

US$38 - US$42 Range

Apex Systems
3.8

Apex Systems

Game Designer - Hourly Contractor
About 

US$29 -US$32

 hourly

US$29

US$32

US$29 - US$32 Range

IGT
3.6

IGT

Game Designer
About 

US$77K -US$85K

US$77K

US$85K

US$77,356 - US$84,675 Range

Warner Bros.
4

Warner Bros.

Game Designer
About 

US$81K -US$87K

US$81K

US$87K

US$80,661 - US$87,078 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Game Designer salaries

The average salary for a a Game Designer is US$84,673 per year in San Francisco, CA, United States Area. Salaries estimates are based on 90 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Game Designer employees in San Francisco, CA, United States Area.

The highest salary for a a Game Designer in San Francisco, CA, United States Area is US$115,627 per year.

The lowest salary for a a Game Designer in San Francisco, CA, United States Area is US$62,005 per year.