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Game Design Schools In Pennsylvania

There is only one accredited game design school in Pennsylvania for faculty who teach game design classes to choose from. The trends in Pennsylvania's game design academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in game design includes game design training at the game design masters degree level.


  1. Carnegie Mellon University

    5000 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213-3890

    23 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Pennsylvania Vs. National Game Design Employment

Pennsylvania 36,590
National 1,054,840

Approximately 3% of the country's game design professionals work in Pennsylvania state.

Employment Growth for Game design professionals In Pennsylvania

9,100 9,730 9,770 9,040 36,590
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of game design professionals is growing in Pennsylvania. 27,490 more game design professionals were working in Pennsylvania in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Pennsylvania, this field has grown by 302% in four years. This growth is slower than the change in the number of game design professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of game design professionals has grown by 375% from 2006 to 2010.

Game Design VS. All Professions salaries in Pennsylvania

$49,755 $52,340 $57,160 $61,215 $69,492
$44,448 $45,778 $47,594 $49,448 $50,581
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Game Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Pennsylvania, as the number of game design professionals is growing, the salaries earned by game design professionals are increasing. The mean salary for game design professionals in 2006 was $49,755 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $69,492 per year.

Salary percentiles for Game design professionals in Pennsylvania

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Thus, there was a 28% growth in game design professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of game design, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid game design professionals earning 160% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Pennsylvania state.

Average Salaries for Game design professionals and related professions in Pennsylvania

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

Game design professionals in Pennsylvania earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Game Design programs available for each degree type for all schools in Pennsylvania


100% of these graduates received a master's degree in game design.

Game Design Faculty Salaries in Pennsylvania

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