How much does a Game Developer make?

Updated Jan 21, 2022

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$71,295 /yr
Average Base Pay

178 salaries

$41K

Low

$71K

Average

$124K

High

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How much does a Game Developer make? The national average salary for a Game Developer is $71,295 in United States. Filter by location to see Game Developer salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 178 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Game Developer employees.

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What is the salary trajectory for a Game Developer?

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What are some related job titles for a Game Developer?

3D Artist

$62,624

per year

C/C++ Programmer

$89,736

per year

Game Designer

$74,118

per year

Game Programmer

$74,693

per year

Recent User Submitted Salaries for Game Developer in United States of America

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$65,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Game Developer with less than one year of experience

$43

/hrAvg Base Salary

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

$96,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$10,000/yr

11 days ago by a Gameplay Engineer with 1 to 3 years of experience

$51,402

/yrAvg Base Salary

12 days ago by a Unity Developer with 1 to 3 years of experience

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Rockstar Games
4.4

Rockstar Games

Game Developer

$66,768

 /yr
Range: $37K - $109K

$37K

$109K

$37,009 - $108,864 Range

Tynker
2.5

Tynker

Game Developer

$64,361

 /yr
Range: $51K - $90K

$51K

$90K

$50,709 - $89,633 Range

Grover Gaming
4.8

Grover Gaming

Game Developer

$51,156

 /yr
Range: $50K - $79K

$50K

$79K

$49,913 - $78,513 Range

Heavy Iron Studios
4.5

Heavy Iron Studios

Game Developer

$74,377

 /yr
Range: $74K - $79K

$74K

$79K

$74,377 - $79,026 Range

Fantasy Flight Games
2.6

Fantasy Flight Games

Game Developer

$43,309

 /yr
Range: $43K - $46K

$43K

$46K

$42,925 - $45,721 Range

Big Fish Games
3.5

Big Fish Games

Game Developer

$63,223

 /yr
Range: $42K - $84K

$42K

$84K

$42,479 - $84,073 Range

Amazon
3.8

Amazon

Game Developer

$106,942

 /yr
Range: $68K - $117K

$68K

$117K

$67,984 - $117,390 Range

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Electronic Arts
4.1

Electronic Arts

Game Developer

$45,511

 /yr
Range: $41K - $64K

$41K

$64K

$40,730 - $63,855 Range

Ainsworth Game Technology
2.6

Ainsworth Game Technology

Game Developer

$56,790

 /yr
Range: $52K - $74K

$52K

$74K

$52,006 - $74,117 Range

Raytheon Technologies
3.8

Raytheon Technologies

Game Developer

$89,849

 /yr
Range: $89K - $100K

$89K

$100K

$89,432 - $100,065 Range

Synergy Blue
3.2

Synergy Blue

Game Developer

$87,091

 /yr
Range: $76K - $90K

$76K

$90K

$75,924 - $90,133 Range

Cloud Imperium Games
3.6

Cloud Imperium Games

Game Developer

$93,909

 /yr
Range: $59K - $97K

$59K

$97K

$58,719 - $96,684 Range

Game Show Network
3.2

Game Show Network

Game Developer

$133,489

 /yr
Range: $121K - $140K

$121K

$140K

$121,087 - $140,454 Range

Unity
4.2

Unity

Game Developer

$112,215

 /yr
Range: $86K - $120K

$86K

$120K

$85,942 - $120,214 Range

Epic Games
4.3

Epic Games

Game Developer

$114,255

 /yr
Range: $76K - $126K

$76K

$126K

$75,842 - $125,500 Range

AppLovin
4.4

AppLovin

Game Developer

$122,295

 /yr
Range: $117K - $129K

$117K

$129K

$117,190 - $129,427 Range

Ubisoft
3.9

Ubisoft

Game Developer

$108,346

 /yr
Range: $81K - $406K

$81K

$406K

$81,160 - $405,673 Range

Artix Entertainment
2.9

Artix Entertainment

Game Developer - Monthly
About 

$3K -$4K

$3K

$4K

$3,293 - $3,567 Range

WayForward Technologies
3.6

WayForward Technologies

Game Developer - Hourly
About 

$18 -$39

 hourly

$18

$39

$18 - $39 Range

Camber
3.5

Camber

Game Developer
About 

$45K -$66K

$45K

$66K

$44,548 - $65,964 Range

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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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