The editors of Game Developer magazine
and Gamasutra are inviting readers to participate in the annual Game Developer Salary Survey
, the only worldwide, publicly-released statistical study of game industry salaries and benefits. The information provided will help inform the entire game development community.
The survey takes approximately 7 minutes to complete, and will run until Friday, February 22nd. The results will be published in the April 2013 issue of Game Developer magazine, and highlights will be made available on Gamasutra.com; you can find last year's highlights here
The Game Developer Salary Survey also includes money earned for indie and contract developers, which will be reported alongside traditional statistics for full-time employees of established game companies. In addition to salary numbers, the survey also asks for opinions from professionals about the current state of the industry, which we will once again include in the final article.
In appreciation for their time and effort, participants' names will be entered into a drawing to win a Main Conference Pass for their choice of the lineup of Game Developers Conference
(GDC) events in 2013; GDC 2013, GDC Europe, GDC China, or GDC Next
Interested developers can now fill out the survey
and register for the conference pass drawing. This survey is anonymous, and none of the information presented will be associated with any individually identifiable information.