The average salary for an Entry-Level Video Game Programmer is $55,335.
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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 sugges…Read more
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
C++ Programming Language
C# Programming Language
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.
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