Entry-Level Video Game Programmer Salary

The average pay for an Entry-Level Video Game Programmer is $61,511 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are C++ Programming Language, Games, and Game Design.

$41,284 - $93,830
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$62K
$94K
MEDIAN: $61,511
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$7.46 - $39.15
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$41,284 - $93,830  
   
Bonus
$6,878  
Total Pay (?
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$40,333 - $89,396  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 54
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$7.46 - $39.15  
   
Overtime
$50.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$6,878  
   
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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$40,333 - $89,396  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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Key Stats for Video Game Programmer

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
9%
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Skills That Affect Video Game Programmer Salaries

C++ Programming Language
▲22%

Games
▲17%

Game Design
▲12%

C++
▲7%

Object Oriented Programming (OOP)
▲6%

C#
▲4%

C# Programming Language
▲1%

National Average
$62,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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