Game Programmer Salaries

1,796 SalariesUpdated Nov 30, 2020

Average Base Pay
$50,923 / yr
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How much does a Game Programmer make?

The national average salary for a Game Programmer is $50,923 in United States. Filter by location to see Game Programmer salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 1,796 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Game Programmer employees.

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Game Programmer

Naughty Dog

$117,865/yr

Range: $106K - $156K

14 salaries

$117,865/yr
$106K$156K

Game Programmer

Papaya Studio

$60,412/yr

Range: $48K - $99K

6 salaries

$60,412/yr
$48K$99K

Game Programmer

THQ Nordic

$84,892/yr

Range: $69K - $96K

6 salaries

$84,892/yr
$69K$96K

Game Programmer

Petroglyph Games

$77,089/yr

Range: $66K - $99K

4 salaries

$77,089/yr
$66K$99K

Game Programmer

CrowdStar

$101,899/yr

Range: $84K - $106K

4 salaries

$101,899/yr
$84K$106K

Game Programmer

Heavy Iron

$76,835/yr

Range: $55K - $78K

3 salaries

$76,835/yr
$55K$78K

Game Programmer

ArenaNet

$70,044/yr

Range: $70K - $73K

3 salaries

$70,044/yr
$70K$73K

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Game Programmer

Booz Allen Hamilton

$83,973/yr

Range: $61K - $84K

3 salaries

$83,973/yr
$61K$84K

Game Programmer

1st Playable Productions

$74,753/yr

Range: $56K - $77K

3 salaries

$74,753/yr
$56K$77K

Game Programmer

Boeing

About
$79K - $89K

2 salaries

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$79K - $89K
$79K$89K

Game Programmer - Hourly

Age of Learning

About
$27 - $30hourly

2 salaries

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$27 - $30hourly
$27$30

Game Programmer

Vicarious Visions

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$83K - $96K

2 salaries

About
$83K - $96K
$83K$96K

Game Programmer - Hourly Contractor

Hashbang Games

About
$25 - $28hourly

2 salaries

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$25 - $28hourly
$25$28

Game Programmer - Hourly

Avatar Reality

About
$20 - $21hourly

2 salaries

About
$20 - $21hourly
$20$21

Game Programmer

Arkadium

About
$67K - $87K

2 salaries

About
$67K - $87K
$67K$87K

Game Programmer

Idol Minds

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$60K - $68K

2 salaries

About
$60K - $68K
$60K$68K

Game Programmer

PlayStation

About
$89K - $100K

2 salaries

About
$89K - $100K
$89K$100K

Game Programmer

Schell Games

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$61K - $79K

2 salaries

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$61K - $79K
$61K$79K

Game Programmer

Sony Online Entertainment

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$72K - $90K

2 salaries

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$72K - $90K
$72K$90K

Game Programmer

The Wild

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$71K - $76K

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$71K - $76K
$71K$76K
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Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent game programmer salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$55,000
per year
A Game Developer in the Gainesville, FL Area area reported making $55,000 per year
Job Highlights
Gainesville, FL Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$80,000
per year
A Gameplay Engineer in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $80,000 per year
Additional Pay
$18k stock bonus
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
San Francisco, CA Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
$78,000
per year
A Gameplay Engineer in the Seattle, WA Area area reported making $78,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Seattle, WA Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$10
hourly
A Game Developer in the Orlando, FL Area area reported making $10 per hour
Job Highlights
Orlando, FL Area area
Part-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$24
hourly
A Gameplay Programmer in the Bakersfield, CA Area area reported making $24 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Bakersfield, CA Area area
Temporary
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$60,000
per year
An Intermediate Unity Game Programmer in the Baltimore, MD Area area reported making $60,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Baltimore, MD Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$54,071
per year
A Game Programmer in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $54,071 per year
Job Highlights
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$60,000
per year
A Game Developer in the San Jose, CA Area area reported making $60,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
San Jose, CA Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
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