“HOW MUCH MONEY WILL I MAKE AS A GAME DEVELOPER?”
You asked. We listened. Then we asked literally thousands of game developers to tell us how much they make in a year. We gathered those hard numbers and hashed them out, configuring average salaries for video game programmers, designers, artists, and more.
Very few game-makers strike it rich. Not many pull six-figure salaries. Although the job of creating video games sounds glamorous to many outsiders, the insiders will tell you they earn an honest living and work much harder than what their pay should demand of them.
But—and here’s the perk of all perks—YOU GET TO DO WHAT YOU LOVE.”
From Game Career Guide Fall 08, page 11.