A Game Tester earns an average wage of $12.77 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field.

$18,548 - $121,198
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MEDIAN: $38,418
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$8.93 - $16.59
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MEDIAN: $12.77
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$18,548 - $121,198  
   
Bonus
$1,100  
Profit Sharing
$900  
Total Pay (?
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$18,925 - $64,063  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 13
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$8.93 - $16.59  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.00  
Overtime
$14.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$1,100  
   
Profit Sharing
$900  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$18,925 - $64,063  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 27

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Job Description for Game Tester

Good game testers — usually working in quality assurance (QA) departments — are an essential part of making sure that video games are error-free and ship on time. Testers usually are introduced into the development cycle of a game as soon as early playable versions (or “builds”) of the software are available. The tester frequently has scripts of steps to follow and repeat on newer and modified iterations of each build. The testers make extensive notes of performance and experiential data for the developers to use in improving the product.

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Key Stats for Game Tester

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
052
Less than 1 year
28%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
3%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Game Tester Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 26%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
28%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 53%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 47%
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