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Senior Game Developer Salary

National Average
$21,500 $113,296 /year $175,500
$54 /hour
National Average
$1,792 $9,441 /month $14,625
$54 /hour
National Average
$413 $2,178 /week $3,375
$54 /hour
National Average
$10.34 $54 /hour $84.38
Annual Salary Monthly Pay Weekly Pay Hourly Wage
Top Earners $160,000 $13,333 $3,076 $77
75th Percentile $139,000 $11,583 $2,673 $67
Average $113,296 $9,441 $2,178 $54
25th Percentile $91,000 $7,583 $1,750 $44
Senior Game Developer Salary Comparison by Location
United States
Ashburn, VA

How much does a Senior Game Developer make?

As of May 16, 2022, the average annual pay for a Senior Game Developer in the United States is $113,296 a year.

Just in case you need a simple salary calculator, that works out to be approximately $54.47 an hour. This is the equivalent of $2,179/week or $9,441/month.

While ZipRecruiter is seeing annual salaries as high as $175,500 and as low as $21,500, the majority of Senior Game Developer salaries currently range between $91,000 (25th percentile) to $139,000 (75th percentile) with top earners (90th percentile) making $160,000 annually across the United States. The average pay range for a Senior Game Developer varies greatly (by as much as $48,000), which suggests there may be many opportunities for advancement and increased pay based on skill level, location and years of experience.

Based on recent job postings on ZipRecruiter, the Senior Game Developer job market in both Ashburn, VA and the surrounding area is very active. A Senior Game Developer in your area makes on average $110,407 per year, or $2,889 (3%) less than the national average annual salary of $113,296. Virginia ranks number 18 out of 50 states nationwide for Senior Game Developer salaries.

To estimate the most accurate annual salary range for Senior Game Developer jobs, ZipRecruiter continuously scans its database of millions of active jobs published locally throughout America.

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What are Top 10 Highest Paying Cities for Senior Game Developer Jobs

We’ve identified 10 cities where the typical salary for a Senior Game Developer job is above the national average. Topping the list is New York City, NY, with San Mateo, CA and Boston, MA close behind in the second and third positions. Boston, MA beats the national average by $12,990 (11.5%), and New York City, NY furthers that trend with another $18,935 (16.7%) above the $113,296 average.

With these 10 cities having average salaries higher than the national average, the opportunities for economic advancement by changing locations as a Senior Game Developer appears to be exceedingly fruitful.

Finally, another factor to consider is the average salary for these top ten cities varies very little at 7% between New York City, NY and Richmond, CA, reinforcing the limited potential for much wage advancement. The possibility of a lower cost of living may be the best factor to use when considering location and salary for a Senior Game Developer role.

CityAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
New York City, NY$132,231$11,019$2,543$63.57
San Mateo, CA$130,485$10,874$2,509$62.73
Boston, MA$126,286$10,524$2,429$60.71
Juneau, AK$126,272$10,523$2,428$60.71
Berkeley, CA$125,405$10,450$2,412$60.29
Daly City, CA$125,051$10,421$2,405$60.12
Santa Monica, CA$124,821$10,402$2,400$60.01
Quincy, MA$124,303$10,359$2,390$59.76
Renton, WA$124,237$10,353$2,389$59.73
Richmond, CA$123,139$10,262$2,368$59.20
About Our Data
ZipRecruiter salary estimates, histograms, trends and comparisons are derived from both employer job postings and third party data sources.
Data used to develop this report includes ADP data. ADP is an exclusive provider of employee payroll data for ZipRecruiter.