Salary survey shows female developers earning less than male counterparts

Women in games paid £2,500 less on average than men

One of the more shocking aspects of our salary survey shows a discrepancy between the pay of men and women in the game industry.

50 women took part in our survey across a broad range of roles including art, coding, production, design and QA.

Overall, the median average annual salary earned by women is £29,500. Men, meanwhile, earn a median average salary of £32,000. A difference of £2,500.

The mean difference shows a smaller pay gap, with men earning £37,583 and women making £37,046.

The results could be somewhat skewed by the fact that women only represent just over 11 per cent of the survey, though this is roughly in keeping with the number of women said to be employed in the games industry, which we recently revealed to be 15 per cent.

The broad range of roles could also affect the figures and may not necessarily be reflected in some specific positions.

You can view our full salary survey results here.

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