This is a critical question that every game developer asks: does game industry pays well for living or it doesn't and we should consider it a hobby. We have Discussed it before when I was younger, and it was a big discussion.
I googled about game develeper salary and I saw this article from IGN and that was the salaries:
Which means an average programmer will make around 7746$ a month according to IGN.
Another salary rates provided by Indeed:
- Game Artist: 74,000$
- Audio: 128,000$
- Business: 115,000$
- Game Designer: 102,000$
- Programmer: 97,000$
I concluded that the prices are slightly different but what I'm saying that it gives lots of money.
Another article by Gartner which says:
Worldwide Video Game Market to Total $93 Billion in 2013
and still today, I want to remind people (I said that in the old topic) that DUTOIT said that it is a multi billion industry, but 5% of game developers gain big bucks while 95% of them starve.
I also searched if game developers are in high demand and they are according to Wanted Analytic's Article.
Global Revenue Provided by Statista, which is 46.5 billion $ !!!
So after you have saw all this info and articles and proofs, let's us know from developers who had experienced and worked before in the game industry. all others give us your opinion about it.
My opinion if someone is willing to work as a team in a good company, he might make lots of profit.