Average Entry-Level Video Game Programmer Salary

$57,304
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
10%
$36k
MEDIAN
$57k
90%
$71k

The average salary for a Video Game Programmer is $57,304

Base Salary
$36k - $71k
Bonus
$2k - $5k
Total Pay
$29k - $73k
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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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Gender Breakdown

Male
86.2%
Female
13.8%
This data is based on 29 survey responses. Learn more about the gender pay gap.

Common Health Benefits

Medical

69%

Dental

60%

Vision

45%

None

31%