Video Game Designers

8.3/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
4%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
12.8%
by 2030
WAGES
$77,200
or $37.11 hourly
VOLUME
156,220
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 4% (Totally Safe)

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What do you think the risk of automation is?

How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?

How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Video Game Designers' job openings is expected to rise 12.8% by 2030
'Video Game Designers' is expected to be a very fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Video Game Designers' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Video Game Designers' was $77,200, or $37.11 hourly
'Video Game Designers' are paid 84.0% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 156,220 people employed as Video Game Designers.
This represents around 0.11% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job description

Design core features of video games. Specify innovative game and role-play mechanics, story lines, and character biographies. Create and maintain design documentation. Guide and collaborate with production staff to produce games as designed.

SOC Code: 15-1255.01

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