Average Video Game Programmer Salary

$65,259
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,827
Bonus
$9,500
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The average salary for a Video Game Programmer is $65,259.
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$45k
MEDIAN
$65k
90%
$99k
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$45k - $99k
Bonus
$500 - $7k
Profit Sharing
$6k - $13k
Total Pay
$42k - $99k
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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.

Job Satisfaction for Video Game Programmer

4.4 out of 5
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Popular Skills for Video Game Programmer

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

Pay by Experience Level for Video Game Programmer

An entry-level Video Game Programmer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $52,414 based on 24 salaries. An early career Video Game Programmer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $65,227 based on 71 salaries. A mid-career Video Game Programmer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $71,854 based on 40 salaries. An experienced Video Game Programmer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 11 salaries.
Employees with Video Game Programmer in their job title in Boston, Massachusetts earn an average of 28.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (22.8% more) and Los Angeles, California (6.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Austin, Texas (7.2% less), Chicago, Illinois (5.4% less) and San Francisco, California (0.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 146 survey responses.
Entry Level
16.4%
Early Career
48.6%
Mid Career
27.4%
Experienced
7.5%