Skillsearch published research covering the working schedule, cost of life attitude, psychological conditions, in the gaming industry.
4 days working week
- 80% of respondents would like at least to try working 4 days per week sometime in the future.
- Only 7% are working or have worked in the studio, which allowed them to have 4 days working week.
Cost of living
- 77% of respondents told about the negative effect of the increasing cost of living. 85% do expect negative changes in the future.
- 62% of workers feel that employers do not support them during the crisis period. 60% are reviewing the salary increase, and 42% are thinking of a job change because of this.
- 14% of game industry workers do have neurodiversity (ADHD, dyslexia, autism, dyspraxia) diagnosis.
- 26% of game industry employees do have a diagnosis connected with mental health. In most cases, it’s depression (39.9%) and anxiety (39.7%).
- 63% of workers do tell their employers about their conditions only if it affects their performance.
Game industry salaries
- The average salary in the UK increased to £58k per year.
- The largest average salary is in the US – about £125k per year. Canada is next with £71k per year. In Western Europe the average salary is about £57k; in Eastern Europe – £43.5k.
- The smallest annual average salary is in Africa – about £38k.