How much does a Game Tester make?

Updated May 12, 2021

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Employer Size

Experience

$38,301 /yr
Average Base Pay

34 salaries

$21K

Low

$38K

Average

$70K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for a Game Tester is $38,301 in United States. Filter by location to see Game Tester salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 34 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Game Tester employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
QA Tester$57,189 /yr
L3
Senior QA Tester$65,923 /yr
L4
Lead QA Tester$81,151 /yr
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Nintendo of America
4.1

Nintendo of America

Game Tester - Hourly Contractor

$12

 /hr
Range: $11 - $16
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$11

$16

$11 - $16 Range

FLEXASOFT
3.6

FLEXASOFT

Game Tester - Hourly Contractor

$11

 /hr
Range: $11 - $15

$11

$15

$11 - $15 Range

Lionbridge
3.7

Lionbridge

Game Tester - Hourly

$13

 /hr
Range: $8 - $19

$8

$19

$8 - $19 Range

Big Fish Games
3.2

Big Fish Games

Game Tester - Hourly

$18

 /hr
Range: $17 - $22

$17

$22

$17 - $22 Range

C2S Technologies
3.9

C2S Technologies

Game Tester - Hourly

$12

 /hr
Range: $11 - $13

$11

$13

$11 - $13 Range

Blackapple Solutions
3.2

Blackapple Solutions

Game Tester - Hourly Contractor

$11

 /hr
Range: $11 - $16

$11

$16

$11 - $16 Range

C2S Technologies
3.9

C2S Technologies

Game Tester - Hourly Contractor

$12

 /hr
Range: $11 - $13

$11

$13

$11 - $13 Range

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Electronic Arts
4.1

Electronic Arts

Game Tester - Hourly Contractor

$10

 /hr
Range: $8 - $17

$8

$17

$8 - $17 Range

PlayStation
4

PlayStation

Game Tester - Hourly Contractor

$13

 /hr
Range: $11 - $15

$11

$15

$11 - $15 Range

Experis
3.6

Experis

Game Tester - Hourly Contractor

$16

 /hr
Range: $14 - $17

$14

$17

$14 - $17 Range

VMC Consulting
2.6

VMC Consulting

Game Tester - Hourly Contractor

$11

 /hr
Range: $9 - $13

$9

$13

$9 - $13 Range

FLEXASOFT
3.6

FLEXASOFT

Game Tester - Hourly

$11

 /hr
Range: $11 - $11

$11

$11

$11 - $11 Range

Aerotek
3.5

Aerotek

Game Tester - Hourly

$21

 /hr
Range: $15 - $21

$15

$21

$15 - $21 Range

Epic Games
4.2

Epic Games

Game Tester - Hourly

$20

 /hr
Range: $16 - $95

$16

$95

$16 - $95 Range

Microsoft
4.4

Microsoft

Game Tester - Hourly Contractor
About 

$14 -$17

 hourly

$14

$17

$14 - $17 Range

The Home Depot
3.9

The Home Depot

Game Tester - Hourly
About 

$12 -$14

 hourly

$12

$14

$12 - $14 Range

US Army
3.9

US Army

Game Tester
About 

$34K -$42K

$34K

$42K

$33,659 - $42,303 Range

Electronic Arts
4.1

Electronic Arts

Game Tester - Hourly
About 

$10 -$14

 hourly

$10

$14

$10 - $14 Range

DONE by NONE
4.1

DONE by NONE

Game Tester - Hourly
About 

$12 -$54

 hourly

$12

$54

$12 - $54 Range

HCL
3.5

HCL

Game Tester - Hourly Contractor
About 

$11 -$14

 hourly

$11

$14

$11 - $14 Range

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Frequently asked questions about Game Tester salaries

The average salary for a Game Tester is $38,301 in United States. Salaries estimates are based on 34 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Game Tester employees in United States.

The highest salary for a Game Tester in United States is $69,611 per year.

The lowest salary for a Game Tester in United States is $21,074 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

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

$25
hourly
A BOP Tester in the Houston, TX Area area reported making $25 per hour
Additional Pay
$29k cash bonus
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Houston, TX Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$30,000
per year
A Functional QA Tester in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Area area reported making $30,000 per year
Job Highlights
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Area area
Temporary
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$25,869
per year
A Chicken Nuggets Tester in the Pittsburgh, PA Area area reported making $25,869 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Pittsburgh, PA Area area
Temporary
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$15
hourly
A Tester in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $15 per hour
Job Highlights
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$75,000
per year
A QA Tester in the Austin, TX Area area reported making $75,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Austin, TX Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$42,344
per year
A Tester in the Eugene, OR Area area reported making $42,344 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Eugene, OR Area area
Temporary
 
5001 to 10000 employees
College / University
$29
hourly
A Manual QA Tester in the Washington, DC Area area reported making $29 per hour
Job Highlights
Washington, DC Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$55,000
per year
A Test in the Cleveland, OH Area area reported making $55,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Cleveland, OH Area area
 
Full-time
Company - Private
$10,000
per year
A Tester in the Boston, MA Area area reported making $10,000 per year
Job Highlights
Boston, MA Area area
Freelance
 
501 to 1000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
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