Video Game Developer Salary

Video game dev earns an average of $52.64 per hour, monthly wage start from $5,162 and go up to $13,703. The average annual salary is $109,490 and can go up to $164,439. Top highest-paying states for game developers are California: $131,975, Washington: $126,915 and Massachusetts: $120,645 per year. The lowest paying areas are North Dakota and Kentucky, with a salary range from $71,351 to $80,965 a year.

Hourly WageWeekly PayMonthly IncomeAnnual Income
$52.64$2,106$9,124$109,490

Salary Range

Percentile Wages10%25%50%75%90%
Hourly Wage$29.78$38.99$50.51$63.97$79.06
Weekly Pay$1,191$1,560$2,021$2,559$3,162
Monthly Income$5,162$6,759$8,756$11,088$13,703
Annual Income$61,945$81,108$105,068$133,054$164,439

Historical and Future Estimates

YearJuniorIntermediateSenior
2013$60,365$102,591$160,880
2014$61,150$103,822$162,649
2015$61,945$105,068$164,439
2016$62,750$106,329$166,247
2017$63,566$107,604$168,076
2018$64,392$108,896$169,925
2019$65,229$110,202$171,794
2020$66,077$111,525$173,684

Salary by State

StateHourly WageMonthly IncomeAnnual Income
California$63.45$10,998$131,975
Washington$61.02$10,576$126,915
Massachusetts$58.00$10,054$120,645
Maryland$57.28$9,928$119,138
New York$56.60$9,811$117,730
Virginia$55.09$9,550$114,594
Colorado$53.73$9,313$111,756
New Jersey$53.33$9,243$110,920
District of Columbia$52.84$9,158$109,897
Delaware$51.58$8,940$107,279
Texas$51.32$8,895$106,740
Connecticut$50.97$8,834$106,014
North Carolina$49.78$8,629$103,550
Rhode Island$49.48$8,577$102,923
Alabama$49.28$8,541$102,494
New Hampshire$48.73$8,446$101,349
Minnesota$48.51$8,408$100,898
Georgia$48.33$8,378$100,535
Nevada$47.93$8,308$99,699
Missouri$47.92$8,306$99,666
Pennsylvania$47.68$8,264$99,171
Arizona$47.41$8,218$98,621
Utah$47.39$8,215$98,577
Oregon$47.10$8,163$97,961
Indiana$45.84$7,945$95,343
Kansas$45.75$7,931$95,167
Illinois$45.35$7,860$94,320
West Virginia$45.11$7,819$93,825
Hawaii$45.10$7,817$93,803
Florida$44.77$7,760$93,121
Mississippi$44.28$7,675$92,098
Maine$44.18$7,658$91,900
Ohio$44.03$7,633$91,592
Wyoming$43.97$7,622$91,460
Tennessee$43.44$7,530$90,360
Michigan$43.29$7,504$90,052
South Carolina$43.16$7,481$89,777
Alaska$43.02$7,458$89,491
Wisconsin$42.69$7,400$88,798
Arkansas$42.45$7,358$88,292
Iowa$42.23$7,320$87,841
Nebraska$42.20$7,315$87,786
Vermont$41.89$7,261$87,137
Oklahoma$41.84$7,253$87,038
Montana$41.64$7,218$86,620
New Mexico$40.84$7,079$84,947
South Dakota$40.77$7,066$84,793
Louisiana$40.18$6,965$83,583
Idaho$39.33$6,818$81,812
Kentucky$38.93$6,747$80,965
North Dakota$34.30$5,946$71,351
Puerto RicoN/AN/AN/A

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