Video Game Developer Statistics By Gender

23.7% of video game developers are women and 76.3% of video game developers are men.

  • Male, 76.3%
  • Female, 23.7%

Video Game Developers By Gender

Gender  Percentages  
Male76.3%
Female23.7%

Gender Pay Gap For Video Game Developer

Women Earn 92¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$102,257
female-income
Female Income
$94,348

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, dell certified systems expert and software applications architect have the biggest difference in gender.

Job TitleMaleFemale
Informatics Nurse Specialist13%87%
Clinical Support Specialist22%78%
Clinic Administrator23%77%
Video Game Developer76%24%
Senior Data Center Engineer98%2%
Software Applications Architect98%2%
Dell Certified Systems Expert99%1%

Video Game Developer Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among video game developers is White, which makes up 71.1% of all video game developers. Comparatively, there are 11.5% of the Asian ethnicity and 8.1% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.

  • White, 71.1%
  • Asian, 11.5%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 8.1%
  • Black or African American, 6.7%
  • Unknown, 2.4%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.2%

Video Game Developer Race

Video Game Developer Race  Percentages  
White71.1%
Asian11.5%
Hispanic or Latino8.1%
Black or African American6.7%
Unknown2.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native0.2%

Video Game Developer Wage Gap By Race

Asian video game developers have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american video game developers have the lowest average salary at $92,527.
$113,000
$109,000
$105,000
$101,000
$97,000
$93,000
$89,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
Unknown$98,370
White$97,921
Black or African American$92,527
Asian$108,774
Hispanic or Latino$93,921

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Average Age of a Video Game Developer

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

Male
Female

Video Game Developer Age By Race

Race  Male Age  Female Age  
Black or African American4344
Unknown4036
Asian4140
Hispanic or Latino3941
White4445
American Indian and Alaska Native35.540

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.

40+ years

30-40 years

20-30 years


Video Game Developer Age

Video Game Developer Years  Percentages  
40+ years60%
30-40 years30%
20-30 years10%

Types of Video Game Developer Degree Levels

The most common degree for video game developers is bachelor's degree 69% of video game developers earn that degree. A close second is master's degree with 11% and rounding it off is associate degree with 11%.

  • Bachelors, 69%
  • Masters, 11%
  • Associate, 11%
  • High School Diploma, 5%
  • Other Degrees, 4%

Video Game Developers By Education

Video Game Developer Degree  Percentages  
Bachelors69%
Masters11%
Associate11%
High School Diploma5%
Other Degrees4%

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Video Game Developer Wage Gap By Education

Video game developers with a Doctorate degree earn more than those without, at $122,453 annually. With a Masters degree, video game developers earn a median annual income of $120,122 compared to $102,257 for video game developers with an Bachelors degree.
$125,000
$116,000
$107,000
$98,000
$89,000
$80,000
$71,000
High School Diploma or Less
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Doctorate Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
EducationSalary
High School Diploma or Less$79,630
Master's Degree$120,122
Bachelor's Degree$102,257
Doctorate Degree$122,453
Some College/ Associate Degree$83,843

Video Game Developer Employment Statistics

Company Size

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

< 50 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Video Game Developer Jobs By Employer Size

Company Size  Percentages  
< 50 employees9%
100 - 500 employees4%
500 - 1,000 employees26%
1,000 - 10,000 employees43%
> 10,000 employees17%

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.

Education

Public

Private

Video Game Developer Jobs By Sector

Company Type  Percentages  
Education33%
Public22%
Private44%

Top Industries Hiring Video Game Developers

Education

Technology

Manufacturing

Fortune 500

Professional

Video Game Developer Industry Statistics

Industry  Percentages  
Education24%
Technology20%
Manufacturing8%
Fortune 5008%
Professional8%
Automotive8%
Retail8%
Media4%
Start-up4%
Health Care4%
Hospitality4%

Video Game Developer Turnover And Employment Statistics

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%.

Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years


Video Game Developer Tenure

Number or Years  Percentages  
Less than 1 year33%
1-2 years29%
3-4 years11%
5-7 years12%
8-10 years10%
11+ years6%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Video Game Developers with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to video game developers.

Job TitleLGBTJob Openings
Internet Programmer6.55%9,326
Video Game Developer7.66%
Personal Computer Network Analyst7.80%48,364
Data Administrator8.31%124,537
Network Technician Lead8.39%74,021
Underwriting Support Specialist9.71%104,575
Geospatial Scientist20.69%42,718

Video Game Developer LGBT Demographics

Profession  Percentages of LGBT   Job Openings  
Internet Programmer6.55%9,326
Personal Computer Network Analyst7.80%48,364
Data Administrator8.31%124,537
Network Technician Lead8.39%74,021
Underwriting Support Specialist9.71%104,575
Geospatial Scientist20.69%42,718

Foreign Languages Spoken By Video Game Developers

The most common foreign language among video game developers is Cantonese at 20.0%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is Carrier at 20.0% and Spanish is the third-most popular at 10.0%.

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

Video Game Developer Languages Spoken

Foreign Language  Percentages  
Cantonese20.0%
Carrier20.0%
Spanish10.0%
Chinese10.0%
French10.0%
Other30.0%

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Video Game Developer Demographics FAQs

How many Video Game Developer are there in the US?

There are over 69 Video Game Developers in the United States.

What percentage of Video Game Developers are black?

6.7% of Video Game Developers are Black or African American

What race are most Video Game Developers?

Most a are White, with 71.1% of Video Game Developers belonging to this ethnicity. 11.5% of Video Game Developers are Asian, 8.1% of Video Game Developers are Hispanic or Latino, 6.7% of Video Game Developers are Black or African American, 2.4% of Video Game Developers are Unknown, and 0.2% of Video Game Developers are American Indian and Alaska Native

Are Video Game Developer jobs male - dominated ?

Yes, Video Game Developer jobs are male - dominated. 76% of Video Game Developers are male, and 23% are female, so there are more male Video Game Developers than female Video Game Developers in the United States.

How old is the average Video Game Developer ?

The average Video Game Developer is 43 years old. 60% of Video Game Developers are 40+ years old or older, 30% are between the ages of 30-40 years, and 10% are between 20-30 years old

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