Gaming Industry 2021: Know the Salary in the Game Industry

Gaming Industry 2021: Know the Salary in the Game Industry

Job Roles and Average Salary in the Gaming Industry-1

Gaming Industry 2021: Know the Salary in the Game Industry

By Rupali Sharma

As the Covid-19 pandemic hit hard on all the sectors, it is now taking quite a long time to revive things back. However, the case is different in the gaming sector. The gaming industry is looking lucrative nowadays as people are seeking more opportunities in it. 

The gaming sector has thrived with the people staying at their homes and enjoying playing video games. Certainly, it increased the valuation of the industry. Therefore, it is considered the best time to know your career and skill sets in this sector.   

Previously, we talked about the most sought after job roles that are prominent in the gaming industry. We also discussed the average salary in the gaming industry. Let’s now talk about other important job roles and their salary in the gaming industry.

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Game Tester

A game tester can be summed up as a quality assurance expert. For this, they need to play games for quite a long time and then find bugs out of the game. They must determine how enjoyable and appealing a game is for players. Moreover, they find out the glitches and problems that a user could experience. They must ensure that the game contains no errors before it is released. 

Requirements for Game Tester

As their job description suggests, the job is fun-loving and intriguing. They need to go through every level and hidden object of a game. As a result, they need to have an in-depth knowledge of game design and a passion for gaming. Some other requirements are mentioned below. 

  • The foremost thing to be a well-versed game tester, you need to play a game till its completion. 
  • Then you need to keep track of all glitches and bugs in the game.
  • Now comes the part of making suggestions for game additions or modifications.
  • Attaining the highest level of the character and playing with different characters.
  • Most importantly, informing the game designers of any issues.

Salary for Game Tester

The average salary in the gaming industry for a Game Tester is ₹237,999/ year. However, salary in the game industry varies depending on companies and the kind of responsibilities they allot. As of now let’s have a look at the salary variation of a game tester below. 

Range

Salary/Yr

Lowest

 139K

Medium

 238K

Highest 

₹ 562K

Sound Designer

A Sound Designer is also known as an Audio developer, Audio Designer, Sound Developer, Video Game Audio Engineer or Sound Effect Designer. Video games, applications, or any other interactive media needs sound designers who collect, edit and create sound effects. For instance, a game’s soundtrack is created by the sound that includes elements such as music and foley – sounds such as gun smoke, footsteps, crashes, cheers, and heavy rain.

Requirements for Sound Designer

A Sound Designer is responsible for the artistic and technical audio of the game. The sound designer will create and integrate diverse sound effects for a game. Along with the said responsibilities of a Sound Designer, we need to look at some of the other crucial works below. 

  • Make sure the audio samples are of high quality.
  • During prototyping, they must plan the sound production for the game, as well as supervise the marking of milestones. They should also contribute to the overall project design.
  • To maintain the project’s audio documentation and to ensure the audio design supports the game design, they must work closely with game designers and level designers.
  • They must assist in bug fixing and obtaining needed enhancements.

Salary for Sound Designer

The average salary in the gaming industry for the Sound engineer is approximately ₹ 424k per year. An understanding of audio production principles and game audio techniques is essential. Therefore, it is essential to know the salary range of a Sound Designer in the industry. 

Range

Salary/Yr

Lowest

₹ 294K

Medium

₹ 424K

Highest 

₹ 300K

Project Manager

In a game studio, a Project Manager is in charge of creating and meeting targets and deadlines for multiple projects. Ultimately, a Project Manager is responsible for reaching project goals. Planning and introducing processes for ensuring the quality of work is vital to Project Managers. Budgets, risks, and time constraints are just some of the factors they must consider.

Requirements for Project Manager

Leadership skills, communication skills, and negotiation skills are essential to a project manager’s success. This role requires logical thinking, pragmatic thinking and calmness under pressure. Besides these qualities, project manager job descriptions have certain responsibilities too. 

  • Monitor the project budget and track expenses with the managers and follow up on the staffing plans for the project team.
  • During all phases of the approval & certification processes, they must compile documentation packages required to pass through all phases.
  • Maintain team member awareness of the project status by organizing team meetings or other types of meetings whenever necessary.

Salary for Project Manager

As a project manager, you should be able to demonstrate excellent presentation skills, time management, and collaboration across departmental lines, including the ability to adjust to changes quickly and work well under pressure. According to the project manager job description, the average salary in the gaming industry for a Project Manager is around Rs. 131k per year as per the Payscale reports. 

Range

Salary/Yr

Lowest

₹ 4.5L

Medium

₹ 10.2L

Highest 

₹ 24L

DevOps Engineer

DevOps is a portmanteau of Development and Operations. An engineering DevOps staff member is an IT professional who coordinates code releases and deployments between developers, system operators, and other production staff in IT production environments. Furthermore, traditional software development processes will be able to deliver applications and services more quickly.

Requirements for DevOps Engineer

It is beneficial to share your knowledge with the team, as they will be able to make sound engineering decisions, and you will be able to explain these ideas to other teams. Certainly, their duties require dedication and consistency. 

  • To build CI/CD processes i.e., continuous integration and continuous delivery/continuous deployment, that are highly scalable, available, and reliable, they must collaborate with their teammates.
  • They are responsible for managing the releases of native and cloud applications, as well as their SDKs.   
  • Implementing service monitoring strategies and optimizing service performance using site reliability engineering principles.
  • They need to plan, organize, execute, and deliver engineering solutions aimed at solving complex engineering problems.

Salary for DevOps Engineer

As a result of its rage and popularity, DevOps Engineer salaries are a popular job option. The average salary in the gaming industry for a DevOps Engineer is  713k per year as per the Payscale. 

Range

Salary/Yr

Lowest

₹ 344K

Medium

₹ 713K

Highest 

₹ 200K

Data Analyst

DevOps is a portmanteau of Development and Operations. An engineering DevOps staff member is an IT professional who coordinates code releases and deployments between developers, system operators, and other production staff in IT production environments. Furthermore, traditional software development processes will be able to deliver applications and services more quickly.

Requirements for Data Analyst

Analyzing data, converting it into knowledge, and turning knowledge into business decisions, is the job of the Data Analyst. Data analysts are responsible for performing full lifecycle analyses, including tasks, activities, and designs. Analysis and reporting capabilities will also be developed. Now see some other responsibilities below. 

  • Research user behaviour and coordinate with product management, design, and development to determine what type of research should be done.
  • Provide and analyze metrics on the performance of games and marketing campaigns, including tracking, reporting and reporting on the data. 
  • By developing meaningful KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) and metrics for games, you can help in developing, designing, and optimizing them for improved user experience and revenue. 
  • Develop tools, processes and tools for analyzing large amounts of data and implementing analytics tools, best practices and new ideas.
  • Establish meaningful KPIs that measure the game’s performance together with the Game designer and Live Producer.

Salary for Data Analyst

A Data Analyst job requires a lot of concentration and hard work on every facet of an organization’s data. Therefore, the average salary in the gaming industry for a Data Analyst is ₹ 440k per year.

Range

Salary/Yr

Lowest

₹ 201K

Medium

₹ 400K

Highest 

₹ 989K

 

Hope you found this fruitful and will surely dig down a lot about these gaming jobs. The average salary in the gaming industry is also captivating as we’ve seen some of the prominent job roles above. In case you have queries related to career guidance then feel free to contact us. As the gaming industry only discerns talent, not degree!

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