A Video Game Programmer earns an average salary of $65,183 per year.
Video Game Programmer Total Pay (?
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$39,799 - $100,247
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$39,799 - $100,247  
   
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$0.00 - $5,000  
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$40,000 - $103,508  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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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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Gender
Female
5%
female alumni
 
Male
95%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
15%
20 years or more
6%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 4%
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