A Software Developer, Games earns an average salary of $66,867 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this career. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. A skill in ActionScript is associated with high pay for this job.
Software Developer, Games Total Pay (?
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$41,367 - $98,577
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99K
MEDIAN: $66,867
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Software Developer, Games Total Pay (?
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$9.61 - $72.13
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72
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,367 - $98,577  
   
Bonus
$154.56 - $19,392  
Profit Sharing
$350.00 - $26,250  
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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$35,789 - $103,626  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 133
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$9.61 - $72.13  
   
Overtime
$18.00 - $40.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$154.56 - $19,392  
   
Profit Sharing
$350.00 - $26,250  
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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$35,789 - $103,626  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 133
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Job Description for Software Developer, Games
  • 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.
Popular Skills for Software Developer, Games
Pay Difference By Location
San Francisco
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New York
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National Average
$68,000
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Experience Affects Software Developer, Games Salaries

Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$68,000

Skills That Affect Software Developer, Games Salaries

ActionScript
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National Average
$68,000
C++
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Java
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Objective-C
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C#
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Gender
Female
9%
female alumni
 
Male
91%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
1%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 15%
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