Video Game Design Schools In Washington State

Washington State has 7 accredited video game design schools where video game design faculty who teach video game design classes can find employment. The trends in Washington State's video game design academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in video game design includes video game design training at the following levels:

  • Associates degree in Video Game Design
  • Bachelors degree in Video Game Design


Schools

  1. The Art Institute of Seattle

    2323 Elliott Ave, Seattle, Washington 98121-1622

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  2. ITT Technical Institute-Seattle

    12720 Gateway Dr Ste 100, Seattle, Washington 98168-2610

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  3. ITT Technical Institute-Spokane Valley

    13518 E Indiana Avenue, Spokane Valley, Washington 99216-1589

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  4. Lake Washington Technical College

    11605 132nd Ave NE, Kirkland, Washington 98034-8506

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  5. Olympic College

    1600 Chester Ave, Bremerton, Washington 98337-1699

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  6. ITT Technical Institute-Everett

    1615 75th Street Sw, Suite 220, Everett, Washington 98203

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  7. DigiPen Institute of Technology

    9931 Willows Rd NE, Redmond, Washington 98052

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Washington State Vs. National Video Game Design Employment

Washington State 41,740
National 1,051,700

Of all of the video game design professionals in the country, nearly 4% are in the state of Washington State.

Employment Growth for Video game design professionals In Washington State

4,690 5,290 5,820 5,710 41,740
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Washington State, video game design is a growing field. 37,050 more video game design professionals were working in Washington State in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 790% growth in the field. This is faster than the trend for video game design professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of video game design professionals has grown by 384% between 2006 and 2010.

Video Game Design VS. All Professions salaries in Washington State

$49,230 $51,590 $55,325 $57,225 $74,192
$48,545 $50,054 $51,159 $52,682 $54,489
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Video Game Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of video game design professionals is growing, the salaries paid to video game design professionals are increasing in Washington State. Video game design professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $49,230 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $74,192 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Video game design professionals in Washington State

10th percentile
$47,218
25th percentile
$58,778
50th percentile
$71,670
75th percentile
$88,938
90th percentile
$107,202

This represents a growth in salaries of 34%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 127% pay differential between the highest paid video game design professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of video game design in Washington State.

Average Salaries for Video game design professionals and related professions in Washington State

Computer Animation
$62,250
Computer Programming
$90,090
Computer Science
$77,028
Game Design
$81,142
Video Game Design
$74,192

In Washington State, video game design professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Video Game Design programs available for each degree type for all schools in Washington State

associate
3
bachelor
5
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
0
Total8

As the number of video game design professionals is increasing in Washington State state, the number of students graduating from the 7 accredited video game design schools in Washington State state is also increasing. In 2006 there were 24 video game design graduates from video game design courses in Washington State and in 2010 there were 147 graduates.

This represents a 513% increase in the number of video game design degree or certificate school graduates in Washington State state. A majority of these graduates, or 63%, graduated with an bachelor's degree in video game design.

Video Game Design Faculty Salaries in Washington State

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