Software Developer, Games Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Software Developer, Games is $66,955 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this career.
Software Developer, Games Salary (?
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$38,916 - $100,933
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MEDIAN: $66,954
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Software Developer, Games Salary (?
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$8.07 - $79.46
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$38,916 - $100,933  
   
Bonus
$101.37 - $15,152  
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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$34,520 - $104,100  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 95
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$8.07 - $79.46  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$101.37 - $15,152  
   
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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$34,520 - $104,100  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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Job Description for Software Developer, Games

A software developer for games works to create new games and/or help develop existing games. These developers create games' architecture, develop new characters, and animate games; some positions may require generating new game ideas as well. Software developers for games must stay up to date on relevant technology, trends, and best practices, incorporating developments into their work as needed. Additionally, these professionals are responsible for debugging games, which may involve test users reporting flaws that developers work to fix; for some software developer positions, debugging is the principal task performed. The software developer may also be responsible for finding ways to make games more user-friendly.
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Software Developer, Games Tasks
  • Write code that provides real-time interactive response under varying system and network conditions.
  • Test and document software.
  • Use source debuggers and visual development environments.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for games, including personal computer, console, networked, and online multiplayer.

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Experience Affects Software Developer, Games Salaries

Experienced
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Skills That Affect Software Developer, Games Salaries

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$67,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
10%
female alumni
 
Male
90%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 16%