UK games industry shamed by male/female pay gap

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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.