$61,824
Avg. Salary
$23.01
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Software Developer, Games is $23.01 per hour.

The average pay for a Software Developer, Games is $61,824 per year.

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$7.80
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$63.02
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MEDIAN $61,824
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$0$100K
Salary $35,892 - $95,601
Bonus $5,087
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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$35,569 - $100,686
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 51
Hourly Data $0$63
Hourly Rate $7.80 - $63.02
Hourly Tips $4.17
Overtime $45.00
Annual Data $0$100K
Bonus $5,087
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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$35,569 - $100,686
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 13

Job Description for Software Developer, Games

A software developer for games works to create new games and/or help develop existing games. These developers create games' architecture, develop new characters, and animate games; some positions may require generating new game ideas as well. Software developers for games must stay up to date on relevant technology, trends, and best practices, incorporating developments into their work as needed. Additionally, these professionals are responsible for debugging games, which may involve test users reporting flaws that developers work to fix; for some software developer positions, debugging is the principal task performed. The software developer may also be responsible for finding ways to make games more user-friendly.

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Popular Skills for Software Developer, Games


Survey results show that Games Software Developers use a fair number of skills. Most notably, facility with C++ Programming Language, C++, and C# are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 44 percent, 43 percent, and 20 percent, respectively. Those proficient in C++ are, more often than not, also skilled in C#.

Software Developer, Games Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Software Developer, Games?

Software Developer, Games in Summersville:
Never give up there is always a way to make the software.

Software Developer, Games in Culver City:
"Flexible, but demanding."
Pros: I like being able to work from home some of the time. Since much of my team is a mix of marketers, publishers, and the like, I sometimes telecommute or work elsewhere, and stay casual. It's a volatile schedule, which I enjoy. Sometimes there are light days, sometimes there are days staying at the office until 11pm to get an update done. I'm always learning, whether it's something about the business or a new SDK to implement.
Cons: That much of the work is outsourced. I would much rather the team had its own people to develop the art and games, rather than be in just a maintenance role.

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Key Stats for Software Developer, Games

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Software Developer, Games Salaries

Experienced
▲79%

▲31%

National Average
$61,000

▼15%

Skills That Affect Software Developer, Games Salaries


C++
▲24%

C#
▲4%


National Average
$61,000

Java
▼8%

JavaScript
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 30%