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Thank you for participating in the 2023 Game Audio Industry Survey.



We expect to publish the results towards the end of the summer, 2023

GameSoundCon 2023 registration is open!


Brian Schmidt

Executive Director, GameSoundCon

About the Game Audio Industry Survey


In 2013, the game development web site, Gamasutra, published the results of their annual game developer salary survey. That year, the results were somewhat puzzling, with “audio” salaries coming in higher than every other discipline except “business and management.”


Part of the reason for this unexpected result is that audio, more than most other game disciplines, has a very high percentage of non-salaried freelancers, which were unaccounted for in the Gamautra survey. Gamasutra also commented on the “smaller pool of respondents,” (Only 33 audio professionals completed the survey) causing the results to have limited reliability.

With that in mind, we set out to create a survey to more accurately capture the issues of contracts, terms and compensation in game audio.


Our goals were to have a survey that: 


• Was designed specifically for the game audio community 

Reflected the freelancer segment of our industry

• Had a much higher response than the gamasutra study

• Covered important business and production issues unique to game music and sound


The result was the GameSoundCon Game Audio Industry Survey which has become the leading survey in the industry since launching in 2014.  We're happy to continue to provide important industry information to game audio community. 

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