Trends in Software Gaming Pay

The recently published 2019 Croner Software Games Survey found that among the U.S. and Canadian software gaming companies surveyed, participants experienced steady compensation growth at all organization levels.  The growth in compensation was driven primarily by increases in annual incentive awards.

2019 Croner Software Games Survey

In the U.S., jobs in Marketing and G&A experienced the greatest movement in base salary and total cash compensation year-over-year.  In Canada, jobs in Game Design experienced the greatest movement in base salary and total cash compensation from 2018 to 2019.

Among all U.S. senior level software engineering positions, base salaries for Engine Software Engineers were highest in 2019.

Among U.S. journey level marketing positions, base salaries for Brand Marketing Specialists were highest in 2019.

Fifty U.S. companies and 14 companies located in Canada participated in the 2019 Croner Software Games Survey, the benchmark compensation resource serving the entertainment software industry. This leading-edge report provides compensation data for jobs in all gaming platform types including mobile, social, console, PC, handheld, MMO, VR and casino games.  The Croner Software Games Survey reports extensively on compensation programs and benefits offered in the industry for the U.S. and Canada.

The 2019 Croner Software Games Survey – International reports on compensation programs for video game positions in Australia, China, Finland, German, India, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden and the U.K.

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