Video Game Designers

risk level
Based on 367 votes
by 2031
or $40.02 hourly
as of 2022

Automation risk

21% (Low Risk)

Low Risk (21-40%): Jobs in this level have a limited risk of automation, as they demand a mix of technical and human-centric skills.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some very important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Originality

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Negotiation

  • Persuasion

  • Social Perceptiveness

User poll

28% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted that there is a small chance this occupation will be replaced. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 21% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

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Very fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Video Game Designers' job openings is expected to rise 16.3% by 2031

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.


High paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Video Game Designers' was $83,240, or $40.02 per hour

'Video Game Designers' were paid 79.7% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 97,350 people employed as Video Game Designers within the United States.

This represents around 0.07% of the employed workforce across the country.

Put another way, around 1 in 1 thousand people are employed as Video Game Designers.

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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Markus (No chance) says
Games are made for people by people because we understand what we want. A computer will not understand fully what the game needs to be like.
Nov 20, 2021 at 08:11 PM
First Comment (Small chance) says
Lets goo first comment. No because where do they get the idea from, and how would they know how to code it?
Sep 15, 2021 at 02:04 AM
Dídac Casas (Could go either way) says
In videogames, ai will take some jobs but I think that there are parts of the pipeline that never will be replaced
Sep 05, 2021 at 11:52 PM

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