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58 Game Programmer Salaries

Game Programmers earn $51,000 annually on average, or $25 per hour, which is 18% less than the national average for all working Americans. Our data indicates that the best paid Game Programmers work for Kuma at $71,000 annually while the lowest paid Game Programmers work for WayForward Technologies earning approximately $36,000 each year.

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$53K Gameloft's Average Game Programmer Salary (4 salaries)

+$2K (3%) more than national average Game Programmer salary ($51K)
+$8K (16%) more than average Gameloft salary ($45K)
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+$14K (23%) more than average Gameloft Game Programmer salary ($53K)
"I feel underpaid considering the amount of work put in."
+$8K (14%) more than average Gameloft Game Programmer salary ($53K)
-$12K (25%) less than average Gameloft Game Programmer salary ($53K)
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$41K Say Design's Average Game Programmer Salary (2 salaries)

-$10K (21%) less than national average Game Programmer salary ($51K)
-$9K (19%) less than average Say Design salary ($50K)
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+$1K (2%) more than average Say Design Game Programmer salary ($41K)
"I've been underpaid for over 4 years, plus, no benefits, no promotion opportunity, and need to request for my paycheck every month."
-$1K (2%) less than average Say Design Game Programmer salary ($41K)

$100K Arktos Entertainment Group's Average Game Programmer Salary (1 salaries)

+$49K (64%) more than national average Game Programmer salary ($51K)
Equal to average Arktos Entertainment Group salary ($100K)
$50K
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Equal to average Arktos Entertainment Group Game Programmer salary ($100K)
"The pay is fair. One of the surprising things for me when I interviewed was finding out that they put all their employees on 1099 contracts. This wasn't something I was used to, but it was a fairly easy adjustment, once I spent the time to figure out what the tax implications should be."

$75K Jagex's Average Game Programmer Salary (1 salaries)

+$24K (38%) more than national average Game Programmer salary ($51K)
Equal to average Jagex salary ($75K)
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Equal to average Jagex Game Programmer salary ($75K)
"When I first started I feel my salary was ok, but as I grew and gained knowledge it did not grow with me. I am more experienced developer now and would have expected my salary to move and show that."

$70K Spacetime Games' Average Game Programmer Salary (1 salaries)

+$19K (31%) more than national average Game Programmer salary ($51K)
+$17K (27%) more than average Spacetime Games salary ($53K)
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Equal to average Spacetime Games Game Programmer salary ($70K)
"It was a great salary for my level of experience in the industry. Given years as a general software developer, it was on the low side, but it was a generous salary for someone learning the field of game development."

$55K On The Level Game Studios' Average Game Programmer Salary (1 salaries)

+$4K (7%) more than national average Game Programmer salary ($51K)
Equal to average On The Level Game Studios salary ($55K)
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Equal to average On The Level Game Studios Game Programmer salary ($55K)
"The pay at OTLGS was above average and the other perks that came with the job definitely made it worth while."

$42K Carnegie Mellon University's Average Game Programmer Salary (1 salaries)

-$9K (19%) less than national average Game Programmer salary ($51K)
+$1K (2%) more than average Carnegie Mellon University salary ($41K)
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$150K
Equal to average Carnegie Mellon University Game Programmer salary ($42K)
"It was a college internship so it was fine."
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