Video Game Programmer Salary (United States)

A Video Game Programmer earns an average salary of $64,659 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.
Video Game Programmer Total Pay (?
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$39,275 - $104,016
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MEDIAN: $64,659
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National Salary Data

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$39,275 - $104,016  
   
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$0.00 - $22,500  
Total Pay (?
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$39,510 - $106,148  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 50
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Job Description for Video Game Programmer

  • 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 Video Game Programmer Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 59%
National Average
$65,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
6%
female alumni
 
Male
94%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
20%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 11%
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