Game developers are slightly richer, new research shows

Revealed: Average dev salary at £32k

The average salary for a game developer is £31,964, according to new data.

A comprehensive salary survey conducted by Develop and MCV saw hundreds of industry people bare all on the numbers in their wage slips.

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.

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