Game developers are slightly richer, new research shows
The average salary for a game developer is £31,964, according to new data.
The development community’s earnings revealed somewhat positive news, with salaries up around £1,500 on last year’s figures.
Meanwhile the average publishing and marketing salary was put at £44,643, around £15,000 more than those at the heart of the industry.
The news comes after separate data showed that the average development budget for a multiplatform next-gen game is $18-$28 million.
A further breakdown of Develop and MCV’s data can be found here. The figures show that average PR salaries are just a shade under £29,000, with retail-associated workers making an average of £27,738. Average games press salaries stand at £18,000.
The figures obtained to calculate developer budgets are given as a median average, discounting higher salaries from top-level execs in excess of £100,000.