Game testers try out new video games for computers and gaming systems, providing feedback on areas of improvement to designers before the release of the game. How much a game tester gets paid depends not only on how much money he or she makes but also what type of benefits or perks the job affords them, reports Payscale.com.
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Game testers with 1 to 4 years of work experience in the field earned annual salaries of between £11,797 and £22,425 as of July 2009.
Hourly Rate for Entry Level Testers
Game testers with less than a year of work experience averaged hourly rates of between £6.50 and £7.80 as of July 2009.
Hourly Rate for More Experienced Testers
The hourly pay rate of game testers with 1 to 4 years of experience in the field earned an income of between £6.50 and £8.30 in July 2009.
Hourly Rate for Most Experienced Testers
The average hourly compensation range for game testers with 5 to 9 years of experience was between £5.80 and £10.70 in July 2009.
In July 2009, game testers received additional benefits that increased their overall compensation packages, including 0.9 weeks of paid vacation time, 401k retirement accounts, and paid sick time. Game testers often enjoy the perk of casual dress and atmosphere at work.