Game Developer Salary Survey Shows Salary Gap Between Men and Women

According to data from the 2012 Game Developer Salary Survey (which was published in the March issue of Game Developer Magazine) the number of women working in the games industry is growing, but salary gap between the sexes is still apparent.

According to the data women only had higher salaries in one of seven categories: programming and engineering, but programming and engineering also has the smallest number of women working in those professions at four percent. Women were also hard to find in the audio sector of the industry at around four percent.

The survey also found that 23 percent of women were producers – up seven percent from the 2011 survey of the industry. The average salary for a female producer came in at $78,989, while men earned an average salary of $85,591.

The most common fields where women are working in the games industry? Art and animation topped the survey at 16 percent, while game designers came in at 11 percent.

You can read the full results at Game Developers Magazine.

Source: Polygon

(Game developer Brenda Romero pictured to your left.)

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