How much does a Game Designer make?

Updated 18 Sep 2021
£29,391 /yr
Average Base Pay

164 salaries

£21K

Low

£29K

Average

£42K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for Game Designer is £29,391 per year in United Kingdom. Filter by location to see Game Designer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 164 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Game Designer employees.

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Sumo Digital
4.3

Sumo Digital

Game Designer

£27,418

 /yr
Range: £22K - £44K
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£22K

£44K

£21,884 - £44,032 Range

Creative Assembly
4.4

Creative Assembly

Game Designer

£33,048

 /yr
Range: £28K - £51K

£28K

£51K

£27,750 - £50,775 Range

Outplay Entertainment
3.6

Outplay Entertainment

Game Designer

£22,843

 /yr
Range: £18K - £26K

£18K

£26K

£18,271 - £25,585 Range

Supermassive Games
3.5

Supermassive Games

Game Designer

£30,887

 /yr
Range: £29K - £36K

£29K

£36K

£28,564 - £36,000 Range

Team17 Digital
2.5

Team17 Digital

Game Designer

£26,250

 /yr
Range: £22K - £31K

£22K

£31K

£21,935 - £30,717 Range

Studio Gobo
4.9

Studio Gobo

Game Designer

£30,800

 /yr
Range: £27K - £37K

£27K

£37K

£26,918 - £37,133 Range

Rockstar Games
4.4

Rockstar Games

Game Designer

£26,216

 /yr
Range: £25K - £31K

£25K

£31K

£25,480 - £31,410 Range

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TT Games
3.3

TT Games

Game Designer

£24,582

 /yr
Range: £25K - £25K

£25K

£25K

£24,500 - £25,000 Range

Fusebox Games
2.4

Fusebox Games

Game Designer

£30,636

 /yr
Range: £30K - £32K

£30K

£32K

£30,000 - £31,567 Range

Firesprite
4.6

Firesprite

Game Designer

£29,727

 /yr
Range: £28K - £35K

£28K

£35K

£28,000 - £35,000 Range

Blazing Griffin
3.4

Blazing Griffin

Game Designer

£30,594

 /yr
Range: £24K - £34K

£24K

£34K

£24,000 - £34,000 Range

Codemasters
3.9

Codemasters

Game Designer

£28,771

 /yr
Range: £19K - £36K

£19K

£36K

£18,739 - £35,612 Range

Frontier Developments
3.3

Frontier Developments

Game Designer

£25,000

 /yr
Range: £23K - £25K

£23K

£25K

£22,714 - £25,000 Range

Rebellion
3.9

Rebellion

Game Designer

£28,801

 /yr
Range: £25K - £34K

£25K

£34K

£24,687 - £34,102 Range

Cloud Imperium Games
3.8

Cloud Imperium Games

Game Designer

£26,475

 /yr
Range: £26K - £28K

£26K

£28K

£26,403 - £28,000 Range

Playground Games
3.1

Playground Games

Game Designer

£32,000

 /yr
Range: £29K - £34K

£29K

£34K

£28,512 - £34,070 Range

Greentube
3.4

Greentube

Game Designer

£33,000

 /yr
Range: £20K - £35K

£20K

£35K

£20,000 - £34,527 Range

Microsoft
4.4

Microsoft

Game Designer
About 

£36K -£90K

£36K

£90K

£35,534 - £89,811 Range

Gamesys
4.2

Gamesys

Game Designer
About 

£26K -£39K

£26K

£39K

£25,849 - £38,796 Range

Twinkl Educational Publishing
3.1

Twinkl Educational Publishing

Game Designer
About 

£17K -£26K

£17K

£26K

£17,139 - £25,507 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Game Designer salaries

The national average salary for a Game Designer is £29,391 per year in United Kingdom. Filter by location to see a Game Designer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 164 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Game Designer employees.

The highest salary for a Game Designer in United Kingdom is £41,692 per year.

The lowest salary for a Game Designer in United Kingdom is £20,720 per year.

Recent Salary Reports

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

£53,000
per year
A Content Designer in the Birmingham Area area reported making £53,000 per year
Additional Pay
£2k cash bonus
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Birmingham Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
£46,294
per year
A Content Designer in the Leeds Area area reported making £46,294 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Leeds Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Government
£35,000
per year
A Game Designer in the Liverpool Area area reported making £35,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Liverpool Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
£50,000
per year
A Content Designer in the London Area area reported making £50,000 per year
Additional Pay
£2k cash bonus
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
London Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
£48,000
per year
A Content Designer in the London Area area reported making £48,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
London Area area
Contract
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
£28,000
per year
A Content Designer in the Leeds Area area reported making £28,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Leeds Area area
Part-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Non-profit Organisation