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What is the starting pay for Video game testers

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"Your game tester salary will depend on your education, experience level, and skills.

According to the Glassdoor, the average salary for testers is about $55,030 annually. Entry level QA workers, with between zero and one year of experience, earn an average of $42,186 per year. Testers with one to three years of experience average roughly $47,151 a year. The average for workers with four to six years of experience is $53,849, while the average for the most experienced testers is $67,454 per year.

Not all video game tester jobs are salaried positions. Many game companies hire temporary game testers, sometimes through temporary agencies, or even part time video testers. These positions mean that you would be a contract worker rather than a salaried employee with benefits. Some positions offer very low pay, barely above minimum wage, but these jobs can be a way to get some experience to decide if you want to pursue a career in the industry.

Many tester jobs are paid hourly rather than salaried, meaning that you will get paid for any hours over 40 hours you work per week. However, budgets on most games are tight, so companies will often just want you to work extra hard in your regular work hours rather than pay you for overtime. No matter how you are paid, you will be expected to be highly productive during your work hours if you want to keep your job.

Salaried, full time jobs will likely come with benefits like health insurance, but those who work in temp positions or part time will likely need to provide their own health insurance. Because many jobs are contract, working as a video tester while you are studying to complete a degree means you can keep your student benefits while you hone your skills for more permanent work in the video game industry."

Source: https://www.geteducated.com/career-center/how-to-become-a-video-game-tester/#:~:text=Video%20Game%20Tester%20Salary%20Potential,-Your%20game%20tester&text=According%20to%20the%20Glassdoor%2C%20the,average%20roughly%20%2447%2C151%20a%20year.