A Game Tester earns an average wage of $13.23 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field.

$23,000 - $112,500
(Median)
$23K
$39K
$110K
MEDIAN: $39,183
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$9.16 - $19.80
(Median)
$9
$13
$20
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$23,000 - $112,500  
   
Bonus
$1,200  
Profit Sharing
$900  
Total Pay (?
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$19,873 - $63,770  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 14
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.16 - $19.80  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.00  
Overtime
$15.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$1,200  
   
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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$19,873 - $63,770  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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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Experience Affects Game Tester Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 28%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
22%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
2%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 42%
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