Game Tester Salary

A Game Tester earns an average wage of $12.76 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field.

$18,548 - $96,958
(Median)
$19K
$41K
$97K
MEDIAN: $40,595
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$9.41 - $23.97
(Median)
$9
$13
$24
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$18,548 - $96,958  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,372  
Total Pay (?
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$20,629 - $57,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 13
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.41 - $23.97  
   
Overtime
$10.75 - $25.75  
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,372  
   
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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$20,629 - $57,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 59
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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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Experience Affects Game Tester Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 19%

National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
22%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 48% dental benefits Dental: 42%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 52%
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