The average pay for an Entry-Level Video Game Programmer is C$49,942 per year.

C$38,591 - C$74,159
C$39K
C$50K
C$74K
MEDIAN: C$49,943
10%
50%
90%
C$12.16 - C$24.66
C$12
C$19
C$25
MEDIAN: C$19.44
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$74K
Salary C$38,591 - C$74,159
Bonus C$357 - C$9,787
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$35,315 - C$72,612
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 17 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 75
Hourly Data C$0C$24
Hourly Rate C$12.16 - C$24.66
Overtime C$23.96
Annual Data C$0C$72K
Bonus C$357 - C$9,787
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$35,315 - C$72,612
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 17 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 11

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

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
12%
1-4 years
80%
5-9 years
8%

Skills That Affect Video Game Programmer Salaries

C++
▲6%

C#
▲3%

C# Programming Language
▼0%

C++ Programming Language
▼0%

National Average
C$49,000

Object Oriented Programming (OOP)
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 36%
no benefits
None: 35%