M
DK Game Companies | DK Game Productions | Translate | Contact | Latest threads |

| Main forum | Site Content | Jobs | Showcase | Offtopic | Calender |

Username:   Password:   Log me on automatically each visit  


All times are UTC + 1 hour [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Salaries in DK??
Unread postPosted: 04 Jul 2017, 16:34 
Offline
Level 2 - Grain of sand

Joined: 18 Aug 2014, 16:27
Posts: 26
Hep,
I am sure that his have been discussed to death already, but had a peak at "IT Branchen's" most recent salary statistics, and their numbers mentioned that salaries for game developers on average were 54.740,00 a month.

But can anyone tell me what the real averages are in DK?

I am especially looking for salaries for these base roles:
3D Artist (Asset / Environment / Character)
Texture Artist
Game developer (Unity/Cry/Unreal)
Animator
Producer (PM)
Senior Leads

As far as I can understand then nobody have any numbers and not even Danmarks Statistik are able to provide numbers.

I am also interested to know if people generally work on a fixed(perm) contract, or are working on a contract that "just" covers a title or a specific period of time.

If any business owners are reading this and don't want to provide them in public then PM me if you are open to discuss salary levels face to face as I am VERY interested to know what kind of numbers that you need to operate with to run a somewhat solid company in DK compared to elsewhere.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Salaries in DK??
Unread postPosted: 07 Jul 2017, 17:30 
Offline
Level 19 - Wario

Joined: 24 Oct 2008, 09:31
Posts: 194
54.740 sounds more like a veteran software developer with 10-20 years of experience than an industry average.

But of course, I have not worked in Denmark for 5 years and was never employed in the gaming industry, so, FWIW.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Salaries in DK??
Unread postPosted: 07 Jul 2017, 18:16 
Offline
Level 2 - Grain of sand

Joined: 18 Aug 2014, 16:27
Posts: 26
I agree with that, and suspected that "IT Branchen"'s numbers only included obscure salary data from IO, and wondered why they ended up with data that indicated that Game Developers would get that type of salaries on average.

Last time I worked in DK then overall SW dev salaries were much lower than that (even roles that demanded high level math, 3D skills and Danish language skills), but who knows what have happened in the last 10 years.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Salaries in DK??
Unread postPosted: 10 Jul 2017, 22:33 
Offline
Level 10 - Dark arts student
User avatar

Joined: 19 Apr 2011, 20:53
Posts: 102
54.740,00 is much too high a number. Even for people with many years of experience. There are, of course, a few CEOs and key personnel who do earn such a high number, but it is certainly not the average.

For programmers / game developers, the salaries are slightly lower than in the rest of the IT industry (because the job is slightly more fun.) Senior/lead developers also earn slightly less than leads elsewhere. So just look up the numbers for programmers in general and subtract... maybe 10 to 20%...

Last time I checked (not recently, admittedly), animators and artists had slightly lower salaries than programmers. I am not sure a meaningful average can be calculated for producers, since the responsibilities of such a role vary and depend on the size of the company.

The salaries vary a great deal in the game industry. Small and newly started companies tend to pay a lot less than bigger and more established ones.
Salaries of zero are uncommon, but not unheard of. Some people are willing to work for free just to break into the industry.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Salaries in DK??
Unread postPosted: 11 Jul 2017, 00:08 
Offline
Level 2 - Grain of sand

Joined: 18 Aug 2014, 16:27
Posts: 26
I think unpaid work is not the way to go. unless you offer equity or other means of incentives, but honestly some kind of salary is usually more "honest" and liveable. Anyway more interested in what the current "established" in DK are paying just to compare.

Me and a mate have been thinking of returning home to DK and start a co up, but when doing an operating budget that we can work out from, then we need to know what people generally accept as an "acceptable" salary or what is the industry average. Other expenses are easy to get but salary data is quite difficult to obtain I feel.

So I wonder if 20K, 25K a month is fine enough for the first year(s), or if we need to get up to 30K or more?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Salaries in DK??
Unread postPosted: 11 Jul 2017, 06:19 
Offline
Level 10 - Dark arts student
User avatar

Joined: 19 Apr 2011, 20:53
Posts: 102
For 20 to 30K you should be able to hire some inexperienced people who just finished their education.
My first salary as a game programmer fresh out of university nine years ago was 27K.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

All times are UTC + 1 hour [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Jan Borg and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group