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Game Developer Salary Survey 2014: The results are in!
Gamasutra recently polled over 4,000 game developers worldwide, asking them the question: How much money did you make?
Gamasutra recently polled over 4,000 game developers worldwide, asking them the question: How much money did you make? We did this as part of the annual Game Developer Salary Survey — the most extensive survey of its kind in the game industry. This year, the survey was run by Gamasutra in lieu of our beloved sibling magazine, Game Developer. You can download the meaty eight-page report in PDF form right here. Gamasutra will be releasing Salary Survey highlights throughout the week on our special Salary Survey page. So, onto the topline stats:
Salaried game developersIn 2013, salaried game developers in the U.S. made an average of $83,060 last year, down 2 percent from the year prior.
Business and management salaries topped all other disciplines once again this year, averaging $101,572, followed by audio professionals ($95,682) and programmers ($93,251). Quality assurance professionals earned the lowest average salary at $54,833.
Here are the rest of the disciplines we covered (U.S.):