How much does a Game Programmer make? The average Game Programmer salary is $81,420 as of August 27, 2020, but the salary range typically falls between $67,755 and $120,891. Salary ranges 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, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Collaborate with animators and designers to implement game play features. Additional duties include ... relevant programming experience. 3+ years of professional experience in game development
Monster - 32 days ago
HII Mission Driven Innovative Solutions - Fairfax , VA
We are looking for a multi-skilled software developer to join the team to assist in delivering critical Game Engine and AIML enabled solutions. A developer joining the project team will learn about ...
Dice.com - 24 days ago
APC - Triangle , VA
Working closely with the new game team regarding development issues and issues impacting ... Create and implement well-engineered, reliable, maintainable, and bug-free code. Work closely with ...
Monster - 45 days ago
APC - Triangle , VA
The Senior Console Programmer will focus on the Console design within the Unreal Engine ... Working closely with the new game team regarding development issues and issues impacting ...
Monster - 45 days ago
SimVentions, Inc - King George , VA
Perform software engineering for analysis, design, development, and test of software and database ... S. military, and we take pride in our ability to provide relevant, game-changing solutions to our ...
Appcast - 16 days ago
APC - Triangle , VA
Understand custom toolsets and deliver assets within the confines of real time engine constraints and programming demands. Additional duties include assisting with content creation for game ...
Monster - 48 days ago

Game Programmer Salary in Major Cities

This chart shows the salary comparison for Game Programmer between major cities. San Francisco City consistently ranks #1 as of August 27, 2020. Click on the chart to see the detail salary data for Game Programmer in each city.
Click to see the salary for Game Programmer in these major U.S. cities.
City Name Average Salary
San Francisco, CA $101,775
Washington, DC $90,637
Miami, FL $79,263
Chicago, IL $86,378
Boston, MA $91,736
New York, NY $97,948
Dallas, TX $80,891
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Average Base Salary

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Average Total Cash Compensation

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What is the average salary for Game Programmer in 2020?
These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Game Programmer in the United States. The base salary for Game Programmer ranges from $67,755 to $120,891 with the average base salary of $81,420. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $101,630 to $181,334 with the average total cash compensation of $122,128.
Average Salary Average Salary Range
Base Salary $81,420 $67,755 - $120,891
Bonus $40,708 $33,875 - $60,443
Total Pay $122,128 $101,630 - $181,334
* Base Salary represents gross income before taxes and deductions. It does not include additional pay such as benefits, bonuses, profit sharing or commissions.
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What's the difference between Senior Game Programmer and Game Programmer?
According to our latest salary estimation on August 27, 2020. The average salary of Game Programmer is $81,420, and the average salary of Senior Game Programmer is $91,462. The average salary of Senior Game Programmer is higher than Game Programmer. ( 2020-08-27 salary.com )
I am a Game Programmer, which location’s salary is higher, Idaho Falls, ID or Harlingen, TX?
Idaho Falls, ID typically sees higher pay than Harlingen, TX for Game Programmer. a Game Programmer Salary in Idaho Falls, ID is $74,015 as of August 27, 2020; a Game Programmer Salary in Harlingen, TX is $71,365 as of August 27, 2020. ( 2020-08-27 salary.com )
Why does the salary of a Game Programmer vary from city to city?
The cost of living is tied to salaries. If the expenses are higher in a particular city, then the wage level will be higher as well to afford the people can opportunity to live there. This is why you're always going to make more money in New York City for example, than in a small town. ( 2020-08-27 salary.com )
What are the Pay Factors for Game Programmer?
Salary ranges for a Game Programmer can vary widely, depending on the city and several other pay factors, including (but not limited to) education level, certifications, additional skills, and work experience. Click here to view Eight Factors That Can Affect Your Pay ( 2020-08-27 salary.com )
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Last Update: August 27, 2020