Game Design Schools
In Madison, Wisconsin

The city of Madison has only one school where game design faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the game design academic community in Madison, and the future trends. Academia in game design includes game design training at the game design bachelors degree level.


Professional Trends

Madison Vs. Wisconsin Game Design Employment

Madison 4,060
Wisconsin 21,320

Of the 21,320 game design professionals employed in Wisconsin, 4,060 work in Madison. There has been a 378% growth in the number of game design professionals in Madison between the years 2006 and 2010. As the employment for game design professionals in Madison has increased, overall employment in Madison has also increased.

Madison Vs. Wisconsin Game Design employment growth

5,190 5,550 5,700 5,140 21,320
850 900 1,100 880 4,060
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Wisconsin
  • Dark Yellow: Madison

Game Design VS. All professions salaries in Madison

$55,635 $56,560 $56,035 $62,475 $73,250
$40,050 $41,360 $42,940 $44,150 $45,330
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Game Design in Madison
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Madison

As the number of game design professionals in Madison has grown, salaries for game design professionals have also increased. In 2010 an average salary of $73,250 per year was earned by game design professionals in Madison. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for game design professionals in Madison was $55,635 per year. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Madison.

Salary percentiles for Game design professionals in Madison

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Game design professionals make a median salary of $68,660 per year in Madison. The 10% of game design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $41,258 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 165% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Game design professionals and related professions in Madison

Visual Communications
Computer Animation
Video Game Design
Game Design
Computer Programming
Computer Science

On average game design professional salaries in Madison are higher than salaries earned by their professional counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Game Design schools in Madison


Many of Madison's game design professionals are graduates of the only accredited game design school in the city.

Game Design Programs Offered In Madison


Madison's game design school offers one game design degree and certificate program.

Student Completed Game Design Degrees In Madison


Approximately 7 students graduated from game design courses in 2010.

Game Design Faculty Salaries in Madison, Wisconsin

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