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Game Developer salary in Los Angeles, CA

Average Base Salary in Los Angeles, CA

Additional Cash Compensation
Total Compensation
Median: 134,500
Min: $135K
Max: $135K

How Much Does a Game Developer Make in Los Angeles, CA?

The average salary for a Game Developer in Los Angeles, CA is $134,500. The average additional cash compensation for a Game Developer in Los Angeles, CA is $6,650. The average total compensation for a Game Developer in Los Angeles, CA is $141,150. Game Developer salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In from anonymous Game Developer employees in Los Angeles, CA.

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best-paying cities for Game Developer

The metropolitan areas that pay the highest salaries for software engineers are San Francisco, Princeton-Trenton, New York City, Seattle and Los Angeles.
City NameAverage SalaryCompared to National Average
San Francisco, CA$156,500
+ 25% (117,213)
+ 14% (117,213)
New York City, NY$136,000
+ 14% (117,213)
Seattle, WA$135,760
+ 14% (117,213)
Los Angeles, CA$135,000
+ 13% (117,213)
Orange County$134,000
+ 13% (117,213)
Washington DC$130,063
+ 10% (117,213)
St. Louis, MO$130,000
+ 10% (117,213)
Boston, MA$124,000
+ 5% (117,213)
Salt Lake City, UT$122,714
+ 4% (117,213)

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Game Developer Salary ranges

Average Dev + Engineer salaries in Los Angeles, CA

Job TitleAverage SalarySalary Range
Implementation Specialist$73,415
Min: $49K
Max: $128K
QA Analyst$73,771
Min: $48K
Max: $142K
Senior Systems Engineer$82,000
Min: $82K
Max: $82K
Junior Software Engineer$89,622
Min: $66K
Max: $123K
Software Test Engineer$99,638
Min: $62K
Max: $164K
QA Engineer$103,840
Min: $71K
Max: $163K
Front End Developer$104,091
Min: $64K
Max: $180K
Automation Engineer$107,589
Min: $79K
Max: $148K
Sales Engineer$109,964
Min: $73K
Max: $170K
iOS Developer$120,945
Min: $83K
Max: $163K
Systems Engineer$121,250
Min: $83K
Max: $173K
Salesforce Developer$121,844
Min: $75K
Max: $167K
Android Developer$124,307
Min: $103K
Max: $170K
Security Engineer$125,341
Min: $105K
Max: $170K
Data Engineer$126,757
Min: $75K
Max: $192K
Game Developer$134,500
Min: $135K
Max: $135K
DevOps Engineer$138,433
Min: $106K
Max: $215K
Senior Software Developer$140,000
Min: $140K
Max: $140K
QA Manager$140,400
Min: $119K
Max: $170K
Site Reliability Engineer$142,000
Min: $110K
Max: $190K
Full Stack Developer$142,838
Min: $119K
Max: $160K
Business Intelligence Developer$145,000
Min: $145K
Max: $145K
Data Architect$146,420
Min: $107K
Max: $215K
Database Administrator$148,042
Min: $139K
Max: $156K
Hardware Engineer$149,950
Min: $116K
Max: $200K
Software Engineer$150,776
Min: $98K
Max: $218K
Senior Software Engineer$154,273
Min: $105K
Max: $265K
Aerospace Engineer$158,159
Min: $103K
Max: $196K
Python Developer$160,000
Min: $160K
Max: $160K
IT Engineer$160,000
Min: $160K
Max: $160K
Lead Software Engineer$162,393
Min: $128K
Max: $216K
Senior Data Engineer$163,360
Min: $146K
Max: $174K
App Developer$163,500
Min: $164K
Max: $164K
Engineering Manager$164,068
Min: $116K
Max: $248K
Cloud Engineer$165,382
Min: $158K
Max: $173K
Software Developer$166,412
Min: $146K
Max: $200K
Director of Software Engineering$176,746
Min: $127K
Max: $233K
Principal Software Engineer$180,768
Min: $129K
Max: $275K
Data Engineering Manager$191,375
Min: $166K
Max: $250K
Machine Learning Engineer$197,450
Min: $160K
Max: $285K
Design Engineer$200,000
Min: $200K
Max: $200K
Cloud Security Engineer$202,000
Min: $202K
Max: $202K
Vice President of Engineering$209,607
Min: $180K
Max: $300K
Cybersecurity Engineer$238,667
Min: $187K
Max: $333K
CTO (Chief Technology Officer)$247,934
Min: $160K
Max: $433K
CIO (Chief Information Officer)$271,611
Min: $244K
Max: $325K



What does a game developer do?

Game developers write code, employ design tools and implement artificial intelligence (AI) and/or VR/AR technology to create interactive virtual environments, characters and storylines for video games.

How to become a game developer?

Game developer candidates most often have a bachelor’s degree in computer science, game development, mathematics, software engineering or a similar field. Candidates need applicable experience through an internship, on-the-job training and/or work experience. Knowledge in the areas of programming languages (C, C#, C++, Java, JavaScript), software engineering, full-cycle game development, AI, rendering and animation tools are also recommended.

How much does a game developer make?


The salary range for a game developer is $65K-$214K. The average salary for a Game Developer in Los Angeles, CA is $134,500.

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Average Game Developer Salary by Company Size

People with the job title Game Developer make the most at companies with 201-500 employees, earning $134,500 on average.

Recent Game Developer salaries in Los Angeles, CA

Yearly Salary
A Game Developer reported a yearly salary of $134,000 with +$10,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
201-500 Employees
Orange County
Yearly Salary
A Game Developer reported a yearly salary of $135,000 with +$3,300 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
201-500 Employees
Los Angeles, CA