Average Entry-Level Video Game Programmer Salary

$61,986
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
10%
$34k
MEDIAN
$62k
90%
$80k

The average salary for a Video Game Programmer is $61,986

Base Salary
$34k - $80k
Bonus
$0 - $3k
Total Pay
$31k - $79k
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What Do Video Game Programmers Do?

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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FAQs About Video Game Programmers

What is the highest pay for Video Game Programmers?

Our data indicates that the highest pay for a Video Game Programmer is $80k / year

What is the lowest pay for Video Game Programmers?

Our data indicates that the lowest pay for a Video Game Programmer is $34k / year

How can Video Game Programmers increase their salary?

Increasing your pay as a Video Game Programmer is possible in different ways. Change of employer: Consider a career move to a new employer that is willing to pay higher for your skills. Level of Education: Gaining advanced degrees may allow this role to increase their income potential and qualify for promotions. Managing Experience: If you are a Video Game Programmer that oversees more junior Video Game Programmers, this experience can increase the likelihood to earn more.