Game Tester Salary

A Game Tester earns an average wage of $13.07 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field.

$18,383 - $97,871
(Median)
$18K
$42K
$98K
MEDIAN: $42,167
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$9.13 - $24.08
(Median)
$9
$13
$24
MEDIAN: $13.00
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$18,383 - $97,871  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,444  
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).
)
$20,324 - $57,849  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 12
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.13 - $24.08  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$11.65 - $26.91  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,444  
   
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).
)
$20,324 - $57,849  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 58
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

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.

Read More...

Video Game Tester Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

Experience Affects Game Tester Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 16%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
21%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 51%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
medical benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 49%
ADVERTISEMENT