Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Game Tester is $36,787
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Game Testers?
An entry-level Game Tester with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $35,000 based on 26 salaries. An early career Game Tester with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $38,194 based on 42 salaries. An experienced Game …Read more
What Do Game Testers Do?
Good game testers — usually working in quality assurance (QA) departments — are an essential part of making sure that video games are error-free and ship on time. Testers usually are introduced into the development cycle of a game as soon as early playable versions (or “builds”) of the software are available. The tester frequently has scripts of steps to follow and repeat on newer and modified iterations of each build. The testers make extensive notes of performance and experiential data for …Read more