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Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Game Programmer make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

$93,371 / yrTotal Pay
$77,773 / yrBase Pay
$15,598 / yrAdditional Pay

$93,371

 / yr
$35K$246K
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The estimated total pay for a Game Programmer is $93,371 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $77,773 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 $15,598 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 Programmer salary is $77,773. Salaries can range from $35,435 - $246,204. When factoring in additional pay and benefits, Game Programmer in United States can expect their total pay value to be on average $93,371.

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What are some related job titles for Game Programmer?

Some related job titles are Game Designer Salaries with median pay of $96,817, Game Developer Salaries with median pay of $84,752, Software Engineer Salaries with median pay of $118,979, Video Game Programmer Salaries with median pay of $98,382.

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Naughty Dog
4.3

Naughty Dog

Game Programmer

$129,000

 /yr
Range: $115K - $172K

$115K

$172K

$115,000 - $171,659 Range

THQ Nordic
3.3

THQ Nordic

Game Programmer

$89,320

 /yr
Range: $76K - $105K

$76K

$105K

$75,528 - $105,278 Range

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Papaya Studio

Game Programmer

$66,762

 /yr
Range: $52K - $108K

$52K

$108K

$52,183 - $108,293 Range

Petroglyph Games
3.4

Petroglyph Games

Game Programmer

$84,680

 /yr
Range: $72K - $109K

$72K

$109K

$71,975 - $109,001 Range

CrowdStar
3.2

CrowdStar

Game Programmer

$111,932

 /yr
Range: $93K - $116K

$93K

$116K

$92,793 - $116,162 Range

ArenaNet
3.5

ArenaNet

Game Programmer

$76,941

 /yr
Range: $77K - $80K

$77K

$80K

$76,635 - $80,073 Range

Booz Allen Hamilton
4.2

Booz Allen Hamilton

Game Programmer

$92,242

 /yr
Range: $67K - $93K

$67K

$93K

$67,066 - $92,713 Range

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Heavy Iron Studios
4.6

Heavy Iron Studios

Game Programmer

$84,401

 /yr
Range: $61K - $85K

$61K

$85K

$60,620 - $85,214 Range

1st Playable Productions
2.8

$82,114

 /yr
Range: $61K - $84K

$61K

$84K

$61,254 - $84,444 Range

Age of Learning
3.6

Age of Learning

Game Programmer - Hourly

$31

 /hr
Range: $28 - $31

$28

$31

$28 - $31 Range

WildWorks
3.6

WildWorks

Game Programmer

$99,055

 /yr
Range: $95K - $99K

$95K

$99K

$94,840 - $99,055 Range

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Game Programmer - Hourly
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$39 -$42

 hourly

$39

$42

$39 - $42 Range

WayForward Technologies
3.6

WayForward Technologies

Game Programmer - Hourly
About 

$29 -$35

 hourly

$29

$35

$29 - $35 Range

Multimedia Games
3.0

Multimedia Games

Game Programmer - Hourly

$14

$30

$14 - $30 Range

PlayStation
3.9

PlayStation

Game Programmer

$99K

$111K

$99,036 - $110,734 Range

Hashbang
3.4

Hashbang

Game Programmer - Hourly Contractor
About 

$28 -$30

 hourly

$28

$30

$28 - $30 Range

Avatar Reality
5.0

Avatar Reality

Game Programmer - Hourly
About 

$22 -$23

 hourly

$22

$23

$22 - $23 Range

Arkadium
3.8

Arkadium

Game Programmer

$75K

$96K

$74,920 - $95,686 Range

King Show Games
3.0

King Show Games

Game Programmer

$58K

$64K

$58,253 - $63,862 Range

Sony Online Entertainment
2.7

$79K

$99K

$78,917 - $98,979 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Game Programmer salaries

The national average salary for a Game Programmer is $74,693 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Game Programmer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 128 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Game Programmer employees.

The highest salary for a Game Programmer in United States is $122,222 per year.

The lowest salary for a Game Programmer in United States is $45,648 per year.

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