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Video Game Programmer Salary

$94,084 (USD)

Average Salary

$45/hr

Average Hourly

$3,933

Average Bonus

Last updated: November 21, 2019

The average pay for a Video Game Programmer is $94,084 a year and $45 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Video Game Programmer is between $66,138 and $116,770. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Video Game Programmer. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • 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.
Video Game Programmer Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Computer Programmers

Job family population: 230,470

Estimated population of Video Game Programmer jobs: 55,156

Rate of error: 2.4%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$109,069
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or simply America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), it is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. Most of the country is located in central North America between Canada and Mexico. With an estimated population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the...

Video Game Programmer Job Listings for United States

Video Game Capture Specialist
Nov 19
Seattle, WA, USA
COLOR
Work with game developers to understand the process for capturing exciting gameplay * Help identify ... Minimum of 2 years working in the video game industry as a capture artist is required * A deep ...
Senior Unreal Game Engineer
Nov 20
Santa Monica, United States
Singularity 6
Deep understanding of how to create scalable software solutions for video games * Create or Improve ... Mentor other engineers to increase their capabilities and productivity Requirements * 5+ years of ...
Senior MMO Game Engineer - Santa Monica
Nov 20
Santa Monica, United States
Singularity 6
... video game will be for years, or even decades, to come. You'll program new features, implement ... Mentor other engineers to increase their capabilities and productivity Requirements * 5+ years of ...
Lead Game Developer
Oct 9
San Diego, CA, USA
Cybercoders
... video game products Unity C# and C++ DirectX 11 OOP/OOD and best programming practices DESIRED: Porting games from one engine to another Open Cloud Computing Interface technologies UI Design Agile ...
Senior Gameplay Engineer - Los Angeles
Nov 9
Los Angeles, United States
Survios
Survios , the foremost virtual reality game developer and pioneer of the future of immersive ... Self-motivated and passionate about making video games. * Commitment to personal and peer ...

The average pay for a Video Game Programmer is $94,084 a year and $45 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Video Game Programmer is between $66,138 and $116,770. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Video Game Programmer. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Santa Monica, United States
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Deep understanding of how to create scalable software solutions for video games * Create or Improve ... Mentor other engineers to increase their capabilities and productivity Requirements * 5+ years of ...
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