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  • The Paycheck: How Much to Expect as an Entry-Level Game Developer (Game Developer Salary Survey)

    [09.26.08]
    - Jill Duffy

  • One of the newest sets of data collected by Game Developer magazine for the Game Developer Salary Survey is the average salary of different types of game developers sorted by their highest level of education attained.

    For our readers who are considering obtaining a higher degree or who are just out of high school, the numbers might help you understand just how much (or how little) a degree does to boost one's income in the game industry. Note: The data in this table is for all levels of experience.


    Finally, it is important to note that the cost of living varies dramatically across the U.S. The table provided here illustrates just how drastically different the salaries can be, too. (For overall European and Canadian salaries, see the free 2008 Game Career Guide magazine online, page 11. Entry-level salary information by discipline in Europe and Canada is not available due to low sample size.)

     

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