Wednesday, April 04, 2007

2006 Average Game Salaries

Every year these come out and every year it gets me all fired up for one reason or another. Supposedly the average salary actually dropped compared to 2005. I'm sure profits for games probably went up though.

According to Game Developer magazine - it breaks down like this:

Business & Legal: $95,596
Programmers: $80,886
Production Personnel: $77,131
Audio: $69,935
Artists: $65,107
Game Designer: $61,538
QA: $37,861

So as you can see - testers have it the worst off. I think this is pretty much widely known and if not, sure in the hell should be. Testing is a terrible job.

However - a game designer, such as myself - I am the 2nd lowest on the food chain. Sweet!

Also according to the same survey - only 1 out of 3 can afford to own a home.

16 comments:

Devin Greer said...
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Devin Greer said...

No answer or replies to me? Okay, whatever the reason, I can wait. I mostly wanted to know what you thought of my very amateur review and to know if whatever that count-down is for, if it will cost me any money to experience as the hard-core God Of War fan that I am.

Devin Greer said...
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Devin Greer said...

*rolls into a corner and rocks back and forth, twitches* D-D-Derek... W-Where are y-you?


Haha, I'm just joking... But yeah, I'm guessing you're really busy right now...system1991

Devin Greer said...

Whoa...

Devin Greer said...

That comment was just to see what that whole "other" option in the comments did, what difference it made. Apparently none. Shit, I'm bored...

Anonymous said...

Derek I need you

Faith said...

Christ, Devin - stalk much ... How much does a PR or Marketing person make?

Devin Greer said...

Haha... I was just joking... Messing with people like that is creepy, but extremely funny...

The count-down ends tonight... Woot...

Ponder said...

Wow. Average? I'd be interested in seeing the median numbers for the top 10% and top 1%. Those are slave wages IMO compared to comparable industries, at least for programmers. =(

Devin Greer said...

Well, the count-down ended, although at first it did not work as it was supposed to. There were some cool videos and then a little story with a wallpaper. It's kinda cool, I guess. But it doesn't seem like something that needs a count-down... Is there something I'm missing? And I don't see how it relates to "...It's for true God Of War fans... ... Think of the original God Of War..."

Devin Greer said...

I figured out that you can spell Kratos with words around the white text, and now... I'm at that bitch of a puzzle, it pisses me off. It's really hard, I dunno, maybe I'll get it eventually...

Anonymous said...

Hi.. me again, haha

Derek where are you

Maj said...

That's a pretty dope photo of angry plastic Kratos.

Hyung said...

hmm. i am actually trying to get into the gaming industry after working in the marketing field for two years now.

hopefully i can make more than what you presented there! :):)

whats your aim? i forgot it. :(

- LB

Derek Daniels said...

Wowsers,

My favorite Korean showed up give me some love haha.

LB - hit me up on SRK and I'll kick down to you.

Devin: HUGS

Faith: PR/Marketing tend to make much more. They also don't have to work 100 hour weeks like people in development have to. It's a much better job - take it.