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Programmer Computer Game Salary
in San Diego, California

$102,231 (USD)

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Last updated: June 19, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Programmer Computer Game is $102,231 a year and $49 an hour in San Diego, California, United States. The average salary range for a Programmer Computer Game is between $71,865 and $126,882. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Programmer Computer Game. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in San Diego, California.

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Job Summary

  • Programs and writes code based on the video game design concept to create the software engine that controls the video game program, controls characters through artificial intelligence, and blends animation and sound.
  • Designs and executes architecture of new systems to specification and implements technical requirement features as required by the console manufacturers.
Programmer Computer Game Job Prevalence in San Diego, California, United States

Job family: Computer Programmers

Job family population: 247,690

Estimated population of Programmer Computer Game jobs: 59,277

Rate of error: 1.9%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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Description: San Diego (, Spanish: [san ˈdjeɣo]; Spanish for "Saint Didacus") is a city in the U.S. state of California. It is in San Diego County, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, approximately 120 miles (190 km) south of Los Angeles and immediately adjacent to the border with Mexico. With an estimated population of 1,419,516 as of July 1, 2017, San Diego is the eighth-largest city in the United States and second-largest in California. It is part of the San Diego–Tijuana conurbation, the second-largest transborder agglomeration between the U.S. and a bordering country after Detroit–Windsor, with a population...

Programmer Computer Game Job Listings for San Diego, California

Product Manager - Video/Computer Gaming
May 20
San Diego, CA, USA
About You: · You are a gamer or a fan of gaming and are familiar with trading card games such as ... with engineering and manufacturing; · Introduces and markets new products by developing time ...
Gaming Programmer
Jun 5
San Diego, CA, USA
... large scale game systems Work collaboratively with designers to expand existing and build new ... S. in computer science or equivalent Pluses Experience playing EverQuest® A strong proficiency in ...
Senior Software Engineer Patient Experience Team
Jun 13
San Diego, CA, USA
Reflexion Health, Inc.
... data, game tech, and decades of clinical and therapeutic expertise to personalize and scale ... Earned a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, MS preferred * Developed software using: C# ...
Full Stack Software Engineer
Jun 5
San Diego, CA, USA
Reflexion Health, Inc.
Interact with teams, including game developers, product and clinical teams to understand and build ... You have a bachelor's degree in computer science or a related field (or equivalent degree and ...
Junior Software Engineer - El Cajon
Jun 1
El Cajon, California, USA
Our Software Engineers design, analyze and build next-gen software systems, including business applications, games, computer applications, middleware, and network control systems across a variety of ...
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