Video Game Programmer Salary in the US

$65,350
per year
per month
$5,450
per month
per year
Bonus
$3,800/year
Profit Sharing
$9,300/year
Bonus
$320/month
Profit Sharing
$780/month

Video Game Programmer - Average Salary

The average salary for a Video Game Programmer is $65,350 per year ($5,450 per month), which is $11,860 (+22%) higher than the average salary in the United States.
A Video Game Programmer can expect an average starting salary of $44,560. The highest salaries can exceed $107,400.
$44,560
Low
$65,350
Average salary
$107,400
High
$3,710
Low
$5,450
Average salary
$8,950
High
Total pay includes salary, bonus and profit sharing.
$0
$66,100
$132,100
Salary$44,560 - 107,400
Bonus$0 - 9,500
Profit Sharing$5,200 - 15,200
Total Pay$49,760 - 132,100
$0
$5,510
$11,010
Salary$3,710 - 8,950
Bonus$0 - 790
Profit Sharing$430 - 1,270
Total Pay$4,140 - 11,010

Video Game Programmer Salary Range

Low
$44,560
Average salary
$65,350
Senior
$94,300
High
$107,400
Low
$3,710
Average salary
$5,450
Senior
$7,860
High
$8,950

Video Game Programmer - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Video Game Programmer with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $47,830 per year. A mid level Video Game Programmer with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $63,550, while a Senior Video Game Programmer with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $95,650. Video Game Programmers with more than 20 years of experience earn $97,400 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Video Game Programmer

Late Career▲ +49%
Senior▲ +46%
Average Salary$65,350/year
Mid Level▼ -3%
Entry Level▼ -27%

Gender Breakdown

Female
15%
Male
85%

Video Game Programmer - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Video Game Programmer jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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Frequently asked questions about the salary of the Video Game Programmer

How much does a Video Game Programmer make in the US?
A Video Game Programmer in the US earns an average of $65,350 gross per year, which is about $5,450 gross per month. Everything you need to know about the salary of the Video Game Programmer updated to 2022.
What is the starting salary for a Video Game Programmer in the US?
The starting salary of a Video Game Programmer in the US is around $44,560 gross per year.
What is the highest salary for a Video Game Programmer in the US?
The highest salary of a Video Game Programmer in the US can reach and exceed $107,400 gross per year.
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