Average Entry-Level Video Game Programmer Salary

$55,335
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$3,750
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Video Game Programmer is $55,335.
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$41k
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$55k
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$79k
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MEDIAN $55,335
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Salary
$41k - $79k
Bonus
$2k - $6k
Total Pay
$39k - $78k

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Job Description for Video Game Programmer

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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Popular Skills for Video Game Programmer

Skills in Video/Computer Gaming Software and Game Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include C# Programming Language, Object Oriented Programming (OOP) and C++ Programming Language.

Pay by Experience Level for Video Game Programmer

An early career Video Game Programmer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $65,392 based on 92 salaries. A mid-career Video Game Programmer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $72,746 based on 38 salaries. An experienced Video Game Programmer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 11 salaries.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 141 survey responses.
Early Career
65.2%
Mid Career
27.0%
Experienced
7.8%