Survey shows 35% of game developers dissatisfied with their salary

A survey conducted by Develop has revealed that nearly 35% of video game developers are dissatisfied with their salary covering the cost of living.

The survey polled over 400 employees within the industry, covering every sector from game design to sound.

Interestingly, the survey indicated that the average salary for the entire industry has risen from the previous year ($48,191 to $48,662), possibly as a quick recovery from the global credit crunch.

On average, an entry-level programmer makes a yearly salary of $31,970. Conversely, a lead programmer can average upwards of $77,642 per year, determined by seniority and experience.

Individual cities were not listed within the survey — which plays a large factor in determining results — but individuals from across the globe were interviewed.



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