$65,206
Avg. Salary
$22.38
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$4,913

Bonus

$9,698

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Video Game Programmer is $22.38 per hour.

The average pay for a Video Game Programmer is $65,206 per year.

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$7.42
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MEDIAN $65,206
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$0$100K
Salary $46,567 - $100,035
Bonus $511 - $9,787
Profit Sharing $9,698
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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$41,149 - $100,984
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 123
Hourly Data $0$89
Hourly Rate $7.42 - $50.51
Overtime $6.07 - $89.40
Annual Data $0$100K
Bonus $511 - $9,787
Profit Sharing $9,698
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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$41,149 - $100,984
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 31

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.

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Key Stats for Video Game Programmer

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
1%

Experience Affects Video Game Programmer Salaries

Mid-Career
▲9%

National Average
$64,000

▼4%

Experienced
▼14%

Skills That Affect Video Game Programmer Salaries

C++ Programming Language
▲25%

Games
▲10%

Object Oriented Programming (OOP)
▲8%

C++
▲6%

Game Design
▲4%

C#
▲3%

National Average
$64,000

C# Programming Language
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 18%