How much does a Gameplay Programmer make?

Updated Aug 3, 2021

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$82,365 /yr
Average Base Pay

98 salaries

$57K

Low

$82K

Average

$120K

High

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The national average salary for Gameplay Programmer is $82,365 per year in United States. Filter by location to see Gameplay Programmer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 98 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Gameplay Programmer employees.

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Insomniac Games
4.3

Insomniac Games

Gameplay Programmer

$102,517

 /yr
Range: $81K - $109K
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$81K

$109K

$81,036 - $109,001 Range

Hi-Rez Studios
4.2

Hi-Rez Studios

Gameplay Programmer

$73,437

 /yr
Range: $48K - $80K

$48K

$80K

$48,052 - $80,000 Range

Ready At Dawn Studios
3.4

Ready At Dawn Studios

Gameplay Programmer

$65,064

 /yr
Range: $65K - $115K

$65K

$115K

$64,682 - $115,326 Range

High Voltage
2.4

High Voltage

Gameplay Programmer

$62,775

 /yr
Range: $52K - $72K

$52K

$72K

$52,416 - $72,299 Range

Electronic Arts
4

Electronic Arts

Gameplay Programmer

$90,684

 /yr
Range: $56K - $109K

$56K

$109K

$55,857 - $109,470 Range

Epic Games
4.2

Epic Games

Gameplay Programmer

$107,723

 /yr
Range: $107K - $108K

$107K

$108K

$106,944 - $107,723 Range

ArenaNet
3.9

ArenaNet

Gameplay Programmer

$89,452

 /yr
Range: $89K - $104K

$89K

$104K

$89,217 - $103,588 Range

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Obsidian Entertainment
3.2

Obsidian Entertainment

Gameplay Programmer

$79,209

 /yr
Range: $79K - $88K

$79K

$88K

$78,542 - $87,654 Range

Chromatic Games
3.8

Chromatic Games

Gameplay Programmer

$49,119

 /yr
Range: $46K - $51K

$46K

$51K

$45,996 - $50,843 Range

High Impact Games
1

High Impact Games

Gameplay Programmer

$95,653

 /yr
Range: $91K - $96K

$91K

$96K

$91,069 - $95,653 Range

Walt Disney Company
4

Walt Disney Company

Gameplay Programmer
About 

$78K -$106K

$78K

$106K

$78,244 - $106,369 Range

Magic Leap
3.5

Magic Leap

Gameplay Programmer
About 

$96K -$108K

$96K

$108K

$96,363 - $107,689 Range

Naughty Dog
4.6

Naughty Dog

Gameplay Programmer
About 

$110K -$128K

$110K

$128K

$109,853 - $128,277 Range

2K
3.9

2K

Gameplay Programmer
About 

$91K -$117K

$91K

$117K

$91,047 - $116,682 Range

Telltale Games
2.9

Telltale Games

Gameplay Programmer
About 

$63K -$90K

$63K

$90K

$62,501 - $89,551 Range

343 Industries
3

343 Industries

Gameplay Programmer - Hourly Contractor
About 

$32 -$60

 hourly

$32

$60

$32 - $60 Range

Red Storm Entertainment
3.6

Red Storm Entertainment

Gameplay Programmer
About 

$69K -$78K

$69K

$78K

$68,682 - $77,566 Range

id Software
4

id Software

Gameplay Programmer
About 

$93K -$109K

$93K

$109K

$93,447 - $109,114 Range

Cat Daddy Games
5

Cat Daddy Games

Gameplay Programmer
About 

$62K -$98K

$62K

$98K

$62,392 - $97,868 Range

Rebel Entertainment Partners
2.7

Rebel Entertainment Partners

Gameplay Programmer
About 

$97K -$105K

$97K

$105K

$97,153 - $104,704 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Gameplay Programmer salaries

The national average salary for a Gameplay Programmer is $82,365 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Gameplay Programmer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 98 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Gameplay Programmer employees.

The highest salary for a Gameplay Programmer in United States is $119,846 per year.

The lowest salary for a Gameplay Programmer in United States is $56,606 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a Gameplay Programmer or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Gameplay Programmer.

Recent Salary Reports

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

$19
hourly
A Game Developer in the Boston, MA Area area reported making $19 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Boston, MA Area area
Part-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
College / University
$40
hourly
A Game Developer in the Seattle, WA Area area reported making $40 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Seattle, WA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
$100,000
per year
A Gameplay Programmer in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $100,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
San Francisco, CA Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public
$52,000
per year
An Unity Programmer in the Lancaster, PA Area area reported making $52,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Lancaster, PA Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
$50,000
per year
A Game Developer in the Greenville, NC Area area reported making $50,000 per year
Additional Pay
$50k profit sharing
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Greenville, NC Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$12
hourly
An Unity Game Developer in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $12 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
$40,000
per year
A Game Programmer in the Columbia, SC Area area reported making $40,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Columbia, SC Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
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