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

Updated Nov. 29, 2021
US$86K /yr
Average Base Pay

93 salaries

US$63K

Low

US$86K

Average

US$117K

High

Additional Cash Compensation
AverageUS$6,647RangeUS$1,644 - US$26,866
The average salary for Game Designer is US$86,126 per year in the San Francisco, CA, United States Area. The average additional cash compensation for a Game Designer in the San Francisco, CA, United States Area is US$6,647, with a range from US$1,644 - US$26,866. Salaries estimates are based on 93 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Game Designer employees in the San Francisco, CA, United States Area.

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Zynga
4.4

Zynga

Game Designer

US$98,032

 /yr
Range: US$59K - US$135K
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US$59K

US$135K

US$59,144 - US$135,254 Range

Storm8
3.6

Storm8

Game Designer

US$92,573

 /yr
Range: US$84K - US$110K

US$84K

US$110K

US$83,631 - US$109,645 Range

Ubisoft
3.9

Ubisoft

Game Designer

US$86,412

 /yr
Range: US$61K - US$99K

US$61K

US$99K

US$60,742 - US$98,628 Range

Electronic Arts
4.1

Electronic Arts

Game Designer

US$94,549

 /yr
Range: US$87K - US$104K

US$87K

US$104K

US$87,323 - US$103,774 Range

GREE International Entertainment
2.8

GREE International Entertainment

Game Designer

US$86,144

 /yr
Range: US$70K - US$107K

US$70K

US$107K

US$69,507 - US$106,953 Range

TinyCo
3.1

TinyCo

Game Designer

US$79,351

 /yr
Range: US$63K - US$107K

US$63K

US$107K

US$63,479 - US$106,953 Range

Gazillion Entertainment
3

Gazillion Entertainment

Game Designer

US$72,858

 /yr
Range: US$54K - US$100K

US$54K

US$100K

US$53,524 - US$100,125 Range

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Trion Worlds
3.1

Trion Worlds

Game Designer

US$87,547

 /yr
Range: US$69K - US$91K

US$69K

US$91K

US$69,242 - US$90,777 Range

PlayStation
4

PlayStation

Game Designer

US$107,280

 /yr
Range: US$83K - US$135K

US$83K

US$135K

US$83,372 - US$135,454 Range

KIXEYE
3.4

KIXEYE

Game Designer

US$94,195

 /yr
Range: US$86K - US$152K

US$86K

US$152K

US$85,592 - US$152,338 Range

Kabam
4

Kabam

Game Designer
About 

US$110K -US$131K

US$110K

US$131K

US$109,589 - US$131,189 Range

Jam City
4.3

Jam City

Game Designer - Hourly
About 

US$29 -US$43

 hourly

US$29

US$43

US$29 - US$43 Range

Crystal Dynamics
3.4

Crystal Dynamics

Game Designer
About 

US$79K -US$99K

US$79K

US$99K

US$79,108 - US$98,668 Range

CrowdStar
3.2

CrowdStar

Game Designer
About 

US$90K -US$113K

US$90K

US$113K

US$90,019 - US$113,033 Range

Toys for Bob
4.1

Toys for Bob

Game Designer - Hourly
About 

US$28 -US$30

 hourly

US$28

US$30

US$28 - US$30 Range

Electronic Arts
4.1

Electronic Arts

Game Designer - Hourly Intern
About 

US$31 -US$34

 hourly

US$31

US$34

US$31 - US$34 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$30 -US$32

 hourly

US$30

US$32

US$30 - US$32 Range

IGT
3.5

IGT

Game Designer
About 

US$80K -US$86K

US$80K

US$86K

US$79,764 - US$85,710 Range

Warner Bros.
4

Warner Bros.

Game Designer
About 

US$81K -US$90K

US$81K

US$90K

US$81,486 - US$89,842 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Game Designer salaries

The average salary for a Game Designer is US$86,126 per year in San Francisco, CA, United States Area. Salaries estimates are based on 93 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Game Designer employees in San Francisco, CA, United States Area.

The highest salary for a Game Designer in San Francisco, CA, United States Area is US$117,170 per year.

The lowest salary for a Game Designer in San Francisco, CA, United States Area is US$63,307 per year.