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|Game Designer salaries - 17 salaries reported||£36,764/yr|
|Game Designer salaries - 15 salaries reported||£35,890/yr|
|Game Designer salaries - 12 salaries reported||£33,746/yr|
|Game Designer salaries - 10 salaries reported||£26,681/yr|
|Game Designer salaries - 8 salaries reported||£56,048/yr|
|Game Designer salaries - 8 salaries reported||£33,066/yr|
|Game Designer salaries - 8 salaries reported||£38,498/yr|
|Game Designer salaries - 7 salaries reported||£32,335/yr|
|Game Designer salaries - 7 salaries reported||£32,064/yr|
|Game Designer salaries - 7 salaries reported||£37,286/yr|
|Game Designer salaries - 7 salaries reported||£35,888/yr|
|Game Designer salaries - 6 salaries reported||£35,155/yr|
|Game Designer salaries - 6 salaries reported||£37,687/yr|
|Game Designer salaries - 6 salaries reported||£37,433/yr|
|Game Designer salaries - 6 salaries reported||£31,202/yr|
|Game Designer salaries - 6 salaries reported||£30,371/yr|
|Game Designer salaries - 5 salaries reported||£30,715/yr|
|Game Designer salaries - 5 salaries reported||£30,333/yr|
|Game Designer salaries - 4 salaries reported||£35,696/yr|
|Game Designer salaries - 4 salaries reported||£35,648/yr|
The average salary for a Game Designer is £37,275 per year in United Kingdom. Salaries estimates are based on 329 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Game Designer employees in United Kingdom.
The highest salary for a Game Designer in United Kingdom is £47,254 per year.
The lowest salary for a Game Designer in United Kingdom is £29,698 per year.
Game designers receive pay similar to web developers, computer games testers, and software developers. Game designers who work as employees generally receive higher and more stable pay than freelancers. Any designer role generally allows for a high degree of creativity, although freelance work allows more personal expression. With experience, they can become promoted into more senior roles, such as leading a team on a project or becoming a director. By gaining a good reputation in the industry, freelance game designers can also increase their fees.
Would you like to propel your career as a game designer to new heights? Luckily, there are several ways of potentially boosting your salary. The first is to pursue a degree in a relevant subject, such as computer science. You’ll have a competitive edge with a master's degree in game design, or alternatively, you could attend an intensive boot camp on the topic. Make sure you stay ahead of the curve with common programming languages, such as C#, C++ and Python, and game design technologies such as Unreal Engine 4. If you are still lacking experience in the area, work placements in different areas of game design, online courses, and creating a portfolio of your work so far are ideal ways to enhance your CV.
Would you like to negotiate a higher salary in your current role, or to get the best salary possible from your new job as a game designer? Make a list of all the reasons you feel you deserve a higher salary than the one listed or that you currently receive. List courses you've taken, certifications you've gained, projects you've worked on, and anything that you feel will make you stand out from other candidates. Find out what other game designers with your level of expertise are making or what new recruits in your current role would make. Have a figure in mind when going into your negotiation, and stick closely to it.
About 70.62% of Game Designer professionals feel satisfied with their salary, according to anonymous Glassdoor ratings. An additional £2,342 in potential pay per year, among other factors, can qualify the annual pay of a Game Designer in United Kingdom as a good salary.
Game Designer professionals in United Kingdom have a wide total pay range, between £24,355 and £59,191 depending on experience, with an estimated total pay of £37,275 following the average career path of a Game Designer.