Software Developer, Games Salary

Games Software Developers in the United States can expect wages of $67K per year on average. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Men make up the vast majority of Games Software Developers (88 percent) who took the survey. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
Read More
$40,829 - $102,247
(Median)
$41K
$67K
$100K
MEDIAN: $66,665
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$7.94 - $50.34
(Median)
$7
$22
$50
MEDIAN: $21.00
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$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,829 - $102,247  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $19,574  
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).
)
$39,120 - $105,190  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 106
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$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$7.94 - $50.34  
   
Hourly Tips
$4.17  
Overtime
$35.00  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$-0.49 - $19,574  
   
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).
)
$39,120 - $105,190  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 18
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

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.

Read More...

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.

Video Game Programmer Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Popular Skills for Software Developer, Games


Games Software Developers note just a narrow range of job skills. Most notably, skills in C++, C#, Java, and JavaScript are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like JavaScript and Java. Those familiar with C++ also tend to know C#.

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

Experience Affects Software Developer, Games Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 71%

Mid-Career
up arrow 37%

National Average
$64,000


Skills That Affect Software Developer, Games Salaries

C++
up arrow 19%

National Average
$64,000

C#
up arrow 1%

Java
up arrow 10%

JavaScript
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 18%
ADVERTISEMENT