Home Forums Education, Training and Jobs How much are you on?

Welcome to our forums. These forums were active from 2003-2014. We have now decided to close them down, but will leave them here as an archive.

Remember you can send us feedback, news, jobs and content ideas by clicking here.

If you're really stuck for time, email news@gamedevelopers.ie.

You can also follow us on Twitter @gamedev_ie 

 

 

This topic contains 16 replies, has 10 voices, and was last updated by  omen 10 years, 11 months ago.

  • Author
    Posts
  • #5556

    omen
    Participant

    Or could / should you be on if you worked in the games industry…

    Clicky

  • #33438

    Darksaviour69
    Participant
  • #33439

    kcbouli
    Participant

    They do seem a tad high..

    I like to know what companies are paying these salaries :D

  • #33441

    Skyclad
    Participant

    US wages are higher in general than european ones remember. It doesnt translate directly.

    Dave

  • #33442

    RonanHayes
    Participant
  • #33443

    kcbouli
    Participant

    Mmmm

    What is the chart breaking all the salaries based on experince then ??

  • #33446

    omen
    Participant

    Thats the average including leads and directors. So it is going to be high. What they need is for Junior, Mid, Senior and Lead. That would have been a better breakdown.[/quote:e3774e5262]
    Is it… broken down on years experience and on position.

  • #33447

    peter_b
    Participant

    They do seem a tad high..

    I like to know what companies are paying these salaries :D[/quote:385baee377]

    Their not high at all they’re spot on. That 52k USD translates to 27k sterling.

    Companies paying that at least, off the top of my head. Sega.. 8)

  • #33458

    gus
    Participant

    a couple of the big platform- and publisher-owned studios do seem to pay quite a bit more than the majority of devs. most uk developers’ programmer starting salaries are closer to 20k and often the other side of it, from what i’ve heard. so as an average for uk devs it seems a bit high to me. but then it is a survey of american salaries… wonder how irish salaries compare :roll:

  • #33461

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    I get paid in sweets and bottle caps.

  • #33462

    UsagiYojimbo
    Participant

    there is an ad in develop magazine this month hiring pixel artists in dublin for 45,000-55,000 euro that trasnlates to $57,000- 70,000 so its right on the money

  • #33466

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    pixel artists in dublin for 45,000-55,000 euro[/quote:eeaa223aee]

    wow, thats good.

  • #33469

    Skyclad
    Participant

    Very very few decent pixel artists about apparently. Far too many of the artsy types who only want to go down the 3d route.

    Dave

  • #33470

    Idora
    Participant

    that particular version of the annual Gamsutra Salary Survey is from 2005 (despite it being reprinted in the 2006 Career Guide doc which came out months ago). This year’s results are usually out around now in the print version of the mag

    [NB: The intro on Game Careers (http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=10794) says the survey is taken from the 2006 Salary Survey. So the data is EITHER from 2005 or 2006… ]

    Every year I add the Gamasutra survey results into a spreadsheet I have documenting the average Irish & UK salaries. While the gap between Europe and US is steadily decreasing, there is on average a 12 – 15% difference (Europe generally being lower than US). If you look at the data behind the charts, West Coast US salaries are much higher then the rest of the States genrally, and this skews US salaries upwards

  • #33477

    Darksaviour69
    Participant

    there is an ad in develop magazine this month hiring pixel artists in dublin for 45,000-55,000 euro that trasnlates to $57,000- 70,000 so its right on the money[/quote:ac24a7b40b]

    i have a friend in london thats a great pixel artist, would there be as good as a demand for them there do you think?

  • #33478

    peter_b
    Participant

    I would presume if theres mobile game companies in london then there would be demand for them. Presumably this was the type of company in that develop ad?

    Also that company was probably offering that kind of money cause they probably decided that they would get one artist and pay him above the average but give him a load of work. Because its hard to find one pixel artist these days not alone a few. But im just guessing, but i would have though ordinarily it sounds a bit high.

  • #33492

    omen
    Participant

    most uk developers’ programmer starting salaries are closer to 20k and often the other side of it,[/quote:37ed53d888]
    True, but the survey saying 27K is for up to 3 years experience. You should go up a lot once not considered a grad anymore.

The forum ‘Education, Training and Jobs’ is closed to new topics and replies.