A Video Game Programmer earns an average salary of C$51,352 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.

C$39,220 - C$91,008
C$39K
C$55K
C$91K
MEDIAN: C$55,322
10%
50%
90%
C$12.26 - C$43.06
C$12
C$20
C$43
MEDIAN: C$19.65
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$91K
Salary C$39,220 - C$91,008
Bonus C$700 - C$10,000
Profit Sharing C$37,500
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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C$37,041 - C$91,397
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 96
Hourly Data C$0C$43
Hourly Rate C$12.26 - C$43.06
Overtime C$23.96
Annual Data C$0C$91K
Bonus C$700 - C$10,000
Profit Sharing C$37,500
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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C$37,041 - C$91,397
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 12

Job Description for Video Game Programmer

Video game programmers are responsible for creating application code for video games. They are in charge of coding complex algorithms and sequences to adapt to video game design. These individuals participate in the video game process by modifying programming actions, recommending features, and testing programming code. They have strong problem solving skills regarding video game issues such as memory consumption and graphic glitches. They participate in design and development meetings to suggest ideas for video game progress. They work in fast-paced environments with strict deadlines. They share crucial video game information, code, graphics and design with other programmers to facilitate development. However, they can also perform efficiently on their own with minimal input.

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Video Game Programmer Tasks

  • Use source debuggers and visual development environments.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for games, including personal computer, console, networked, and online multiplayer.
  • Write code that provides real-time interactive response under varying system and network conditions.
  • Test and document software.

Video Game Programmer Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$52,952

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Key Stats for Video Game Programmer

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
13%

Experience Affects Video Game Programmer Salaries

Experienced
▲66%

Mid-Career
▲46%

National Average
C$53,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Video Game Programmer Salaries

C#
▲4%

C++
▼0%

National Average
C$53,000

C++ Programming Language
▼3%

C# Programming Language
▼5%

Object Oriented Programming (OOP)
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 27%