Despite strides in the industry for equality and inclusiveness, the salary gap between the genders continues to be an issue according to an annual survey recently conducted by Game Developer Magazine. The data, reprinted by The Border House, shows a wide compensation gulf between the sexes.
Men earn more than women in the same jobs as artists, testers, designers, producers, audio techs, and as business professionals. The only area in which women earn slightly more is in programming, but they account for less than 5% of the positions. There are far less women than men working in the gaming industry at all levels.
It was noted that the data did not include how long the participants had been at their jobs, so it can be assumed that one of the likely factors for the disparity is that women have less tenure as their male counterparts.