Software Games Survey
Compensation and Benefits
The Croner Software Games Survey – North America has served as the benchmark compensation and benefits Survey of the entertainment software industry for software gaming jobs in North America since its inception in 1990.
This leading-edge report provides compensation data for jobs in all gaming platform types – including mobile, social, console, PC, cloud, handheld, MMO, casino and virtual reality games. The 2022 Croner Software Games Survey – North America results provide data for total rewards of 77 companies in the U.S. for 564 positions and 32 companies in Canada for 151 positions.
For 32 years, this Survey has provided market data for compensation and benefits offered at companies that publish and/or develop software for entertainment in North America. Its scope and content have evolved each year to reflect current conditions within the industry, including the addition of the International Survey for companies based inside and outside the U.S.
Major industry players and emerging companies rely upon the Survey results to make informed decisions about how to pay video gaming jobs by using salary differentials to benchmark compensation, establish job architecture, set rational pay levels and pay structures and make informed decisions about bonus plans, equity plans and benefits.
Valuable Data for Critical Decisions
Participant companies use our Survey results to understand salary differentials, benchmark sector-specific compensation, establish rational pay levels and pay structures and make well-informed decisions about their competitive bonus plans and equity plans.
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Key Dates & Survey Pricing
2023 Survey Schedule
Survey Planning Meeting: May 4, 2023
Questionnaire Distribution: July 1
Data Effective Date: July 1
Questionnaire Due Date: August 1
Full Report of Results Published: November
Report of Results Webinar: Mid December
Salary Budgets Survey Supplement: August Questionnaire Distribution, Results Published in September
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