How Much Do You Earn as a Game Developer?

5 January 2023 at 19:16 in Gaming News with no comments

This is how much game developers work at huge gaming companies.

By Daniel Burrows Daniel

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How Much Do Game Developers Earn?    

Key Facts

  • California state law has passed, which means game companies must now post salaries in job listings.
  • Companies like EA, Riot Games, and Blizzard have revealed expected annual salaries for senior game developer roles.
  • Senior game developers can expect an annual salary between $134,000 and 247,900.



California state law means companies must now publicly post salaries in job listings, giving us a better understanding of how much we can expect to earn as a game developer.

  Game Developer Jobs  

Industry expert Jason Schreier has posted a few job listings from EA, Riot Games and Activision Blizzard.

According to their own listings, senior game developers at Blizzard can expect an annual salary between $134,000 – $247,900.

  Game Developer Roles  

At EA, you can earn between $127,859 – $204,600; at Riot Games, a senior game developer can earn anywhere between $136,000 and $241,000 annually for the same role.

Unfortunately, we can’t get an exact estimate as each company seems unwilling to post exact salaries, and each annual wage seems dependent on what part of the state you reside in.

  How to be a Game Developer?  

For instance, those in Los Angeles are paid more than someone living in Sacramento, and someone in Manhattan is paid more than someone living in Buffalo.

But at least you know what you can expect on average if you’re looking to become a game developer.




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