Game Programmer Salary in the United States

How much does a Game Programmer make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Game Programmer in the United States is $38 as of September 26, 2019, but the salary range typically falls between $32 and $57. Hourly rate can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

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These charts show the average hourly wage (core compensation), as well as the average total hourly cash compensation for the job of Game Programmer in the United States. The average hourly rate for Game Programmer ranges from $32 to $57 with the average hourly pay of $38. The total hourly cash compensation, which includes base and short-term incentives, can vary anywhere from $48 to $86 with the average total hourly cash compensation of $58.

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Job Openings for Game Programmer
Cybercoders - San Diego , CA
Lead Game Developer Located in sunny San Diego, we are a rapidly growing company working on next-gen imaging solutions for the sports industry! Founded in 2010, we've quickly grown into a global ...
CyberCoders, Inc - 10 days ago
We are conducting a high-priority search for a Senior Unity Engine Game Developer (not mobile) for our established client in San Diego. This is a highly-visible position within our client ...
ZipRecruiter - 5 days ago
Game Development Company - San Ramon , CA
Work with content creators, and other programmers to bring new titles to life across multiple ... Experience developing for current generation game consoles (Xbox One/PS4) * Experience working on ...
ZipRecruiter - 5 days ago
Game Development Company - Las Vegas , NV
SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER Reports to Product Team Lead. Primary responsibilities: * Develop code for ... Design game engine extensions and custom user interface code to accommodate new features and ...
ZipRecruiter - 5 days ago
Carbonated Inc. -
Above all else, making games is your jam * You love all the pieces of game programming: graphics, networking, physics, simulation, UI, ... the seemingly endless list goes on. New languages? Bring it
LinkedIn - 1 day ago
We are looking for a developer to join our tight knit team in our San Francisco office ... You'll work across multiple game engines, writing highly optimized code to be packaged and ...
LinkedIn - 9 days ago