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Video Game Developer Demographics in the US

Video Game Developer Statistics by Race

The most common ethnicity among video game developers is White, which makes up 72.3% of all video game developers. Comparatively, there are 11.3% of the Asian ethnicity and 7.4% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.

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  • White, 72.3%
  • Asian, 11.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 7.4%
  • Black or African American, 6.3%
  • Unknown, 2.4%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.3%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Video Game Developers

The chart below shows that 20.0% of video game developers speak Carrier. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is Cantonese at 20.0% and Chinese is the third-most popular at 10.0%.

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  • Carrier, 20.0%
  • Cantonese, 20.0%
  • Chinese, 10.0%
  • Spanish, 10.0%
  • French, 10.0%
  • Other, 30.0%

Types of Video Game Developer Degree Levels

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for video game developers. The most common degree for video game developers is bachelor's degree. In fact, 58% of video game developers earn that degree. A close second is master's degree with 9% and rounding it off is associate degree with 9%.

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  • Bachelors degree, 58%
  • Masters degree, 9%
  • Associate degree, 9%
  • High School Diploma degree, 4%
  • Other Degrees, 20%

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Video Game Developer Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ video game developers. We found that the most common company type is private. In addition, the industry that employs the most video game developers is the education industry.

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We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire video game developers.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Video Game Developer Work In

Employees with the video game developer job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most video game developers prefer to work at private companies over education companies.

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Top Industries Hiring Video Game Developers

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ video game developers. Those industries include education, technology and retail.

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Fortune 500

Non Profits

Video Game Developer Diversity

From race to gender and even age, we found the average demographic information on those who work as video game developers. Keep reading to find out what the results for video game developers were.

Average Age of a Video Game Developer Based On Race And Gender

We determined the average age of video game developers based on ethnicity and gender.


The Average Number of Years That Video Game Developer Stay in a Job

By looking over 162 video game developers resumes, we figured out that the average video game developer enjoys staying at their job for Less than 1 year for a percentage of 33%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Video Game Developer Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of video game developer employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of video game developers is 40+ years old, which represents 60% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Video Game Developer Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, senior data center engineer and senior windows engineer have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Informatics Nurse Specialist14%82%
Clinical Support Specialist21%73%
Clinic Administrator23%72%
Video Game Developer72%24%
Computer Mechanic93%2%
Senior Windows Engineer93%4%
Senior Data Center Engineer96%2%
Senior Data Center Engineer
Senior Windows Engineer
Computer Mechanic
Video Game Developer
Clinic Administrator
Clinical Support Specialist
Informatics Nurse Specialist

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Video Game Developer Gender Pay Gap

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Video Game Developer Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that Asian men and Asian women make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino

Video Game Developer Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

All Race and Ethnicity
Some College/ Associate Degree$84,513
Bachelor's Degree$96,862
Master's Degree$107,004
Doctorate Degree$112,674

Video Game Developer Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White
Some College/ Associate Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate Degree

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