Video Game Programmer Salary (United States)

A Video Game Programmer earns an average salary of $65,121 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.
Video Game Programmer Total Pay (?
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$39,082 - $111,502
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$39,082 - $111,502  
   
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$0.00 - $24,240  
Total Pay (?
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$39,275 - $107,426  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 46
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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 58%
National Average
$65,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 7%
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Gender
Female
3%
female alumni
 
Male
97%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
4%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 9%
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