Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Game Developer make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

$84,690 / yrTotal Pay
$71,573 / yrBase Pay
$13,117 / yrAdditional Pay

$84,690

 / yr
$22K$341K
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The estimated total pay for a Game Developer is $84,690 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $71,573 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $13,117 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role. The typical Game Developer salary is $71,573. Salaries can range from $21,957 - $340,955. When factoring in additional pay and benefits, Game Developer in United States can expect their total pay value to be on average $84,690.

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What are some related job titles for Game Developer?

Some related job titles are 3D Artist Salaries with median pay of $75,771, C/C++ Programmer Salaries with median pay of $107,412, Game Designer Salaries with median pay of $96,673, Game Programmer Salaries with median pay of $93,296.

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Rockstar Games
4.4

Rockstar Games

Game Developer

$68,626

 /yr
Range: $38K - $112K

$38K

$112K

$37,936 - $111,590 Range

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Grover Gaming
4.6

Grover Gaming

Game Developer

$52,437

 /yr
Range: $42K - $80K

$42K

$80K

$42,151 - $80,479 Range

Tynker
3.1

Tynker

Game Developer

$65,973

 /yr
Range: $52K - $92K

$52K

$92K

$51,979 - $91,877 Range

Ubisoft
3.9

Ubisoft

Game Developer

$102,893

 /yr
Range: $83K - $416K

$83K

$416K

$83,192 - $415,831 Range

Heavy Iron Studios
4.6

Heavy Iron Studios

Game Developer

$76,239

 /yr
Range: $76K - $81K

$76K

$81K

$76,239 - $81,005 Range

Fantasy Flight Games
2.6

Fantasy Flight Games

Game Developer

$44,394

 /yr
Range: $44K - $47K

$44K

$47K

$44,000 - $46,866 Range

Big Fish Games
3.5

Big Fish Games

Game Developer

$64,806

 /yr
Range: $44K - $86K

$44K

$86K

$43,543 - $86,178 Range

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Amazon
3.8

Amazon

Game Developer

$109,620

 /yr
Range: $70K - $120K

$70K

$120K

$69,686 - $120,329 Range

Electronic Arts
4.1

Electronic Arts

Game Developer

$46,650

 /yr
Range: $42K - $65K

$42K

$65K

$41,749 - $65,454 Range

Ainsworth Game Technology
2.6

$58,212

 /yr
Range: $53K - $76K

$53K

$76K

$53,308 - $75,973 Range

AppLovin
4.4

AppLovin

Game Developer

$122,741

 /yr
Range: $80K - $133K

$80K

$133K

$80,000 - $132,668 Range

Raytheon Technologies
3.8

Raytheon Technologies

Game Developer

$92,099

 /yr
Range: $92K - $103K

$92K

$103K

$91,671 - $102,570 Range

Full Sail University
4.0

Full Sail University

Game Developer - Hourly

$29

 /hr
Range: $21 - $51

$21

$51

$21 - $51 Range

Synergy Blue
3.0

Synergy Blue

Game Developer

$89,272

 /yr
Range: $79K - $92K

$79K

$92K

$79,033 - $92,390 Range

Cloud Imperium Games
3.2

Cloud Imperium Games

Game Developer

$96,260

 /yr
Range: $60K - $99K

$60K

$99K

$60,190 - $99,105 Range

Game Show Network
3.2

Game Show Network

Game Developer

$136,831

 /yr
Range: $124K - $144K

$124K

$144K

$124,119 - $143,971 Range

Unity
4.4

Unity

Game Developer

$115,025

 /yr
Range: $88K - $123K

$88K

$123K

$88,094 - $123,224 Range

Epic Games
4.5

Epic Games

Game Developer

$117,115

 /yr
Range: $78K - $129K

$78K

$129K

$77,741 - $128,879 Range

Activision Blizzard
3.4

Activision Blizzard

Game Developer

$100,913

 /yr
Range: $74K - $103K

$74K

$103K

$73,757 - $103,008 Range

$113,619

 /yr
Range: $68K - $151K

$68K

$151K

$68,246 - $151,370 Range

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Recent User Submitted Salaries for Video Game Programmer in United States of America

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$140,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Video Game Programmer with 4 to 6 years of experience

$100,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

9 days ago by a Game Developer with 7 to 9 years of experience

$50,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

10 days ago by a Game Developer with 1 to 3 years of experience

$100,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$15,000/yr

12 days ago by a Gameplay Programmer with 10 to 14 years of experience

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$107,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

13 days ago by a Game Developer with 1 to 3 years of experience

$83,200

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13 days ago by a Mobile Game Developer with 1 to 3 years of experience

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Frequently asked questions about a Game Developer salaries

The national average salary for a Game Developer is $71,295 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Game Developer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 178 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Game Developer employees.

The highest salary for a Game Developer in United States is $123,992 per year.

The lowest salary for a Game Developer in United States is $40,995 per year.

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