UK games industry shamed by male/female pay gap

Michael French
UK games industry shamed by male/female pay gap

Female games industry professionals earn £1.50 less an hour than men.

Shocking results from MCV’s yearly salary survey show the pay gap between male and female professionals has widened in the UK – just three years after we reported that women earned more.

Our research showed that the average yearly UK games industry salary for women is £30,254, whereas for men it is £33,088.

The number is shameful for the UK trade, as our research shows that globally women working in games actually earn a bit more than men on average.

Taking into account global data, women earn £35,016 a year on average, while men earn £34,537.

We canvassed 975 games industry execs.

Further analysis on industry salaries can be found here in our in-depth feature.


Tags: Recruitment , mcv , salary survey , wages

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it's to account for all the time they spend gabbing and doing their nails!

Paul Arkz

Jan 13th 2012 at 7:18PM

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