Game Development Industry Salaries for 2020

Game Development Industry Salaries (Ukraine, Russia, Belarus)

Category

Profession level

Position
Q1
Median
Q3
N
Head of User Acquisition
7450
10000
11500
3
Founder / President
4000
5000
6000
9
Business Development Director
2800
4000
4500
12
General of Producer or General PM
960
4000
4500
9
CTO
2800
3500
4200
17
CEO
2800
3500
6000
13
Head of Sales / Team Lead
2600
3500
4500
3
Head of Production and Development
1850
3400
3830
11
Creative Director
1400
3050
3250
5
ART Director
1500
3000
3700
25
GD Director
2000
3000
4800
13
Analyst Team Lead
1970
3000
3350
12
CBO (Chief Brand Officer)
2130
2990
4360
4
COO
1800
2800
4150
8
Head of Analytics
2800
2800
4150
3
ASO Manager
1600
2800
2800
5
HRD
2050
2680
3750
14
CMO
1430
2650
3560
6
Producer
1980
2550
3300
54
Инди - все и сразу
2000
2500
4750
7
Backend Developer
1400
2450
3000
20
Product Owner
1950
2350
3000
20
General Producer / General PM
1580
2340
3570
10
Animation Lead
1760
2200
2680
26
HR
1450
2100
2450
6
UI/UX Lead
1290
2100
2690
8
VFX Lead
1790
2070
2160
3
Frontend Developer
1190
2000
3000
184
User Acquisition Team Lead
1700
2000
2550
13
Sound Producer
1310
1980
2740
12
DevOps
1530
1900
2500
5
Programmer in analytics
1230
1900
2050
3
QA Team Lead
1250
1800
2350
23
Project Manager
1200
1800
2240
70
UI/UX Game Designer
1300
1800
2700
5
Art-lead
1100
1800
2450
31
Analyst
1300
1800
2000
31
Game Design Team Lead
1400
1700
2000
38
Team Lead of Community and Support
980
1700
1900
7
3D Team Lead
1100
1700
2200
21
2D Team Lead
1000
1600
2000
21
Sound Designer
1250
1550
1700
4
Full Stack Developer
1000
1500
2590
128
UA Manager
1000
1500
2100
29
HR Generalist
800
1500
1800
21
UI/UX Designer
910
1500
1910
14
Marketing Analyst
1120
1450
1950
4
Animator
980
1420
1800
64
PR Manager
1200
1400
1500
5
Technical Artist
690
1400
1730
25
Business Development Manager
830
1390
1780
20
Localization Manager
1080
1370
1840
12
System Administrator
1300
1300
1710
3
Designer (marketing and creativity)
810
1270
1670
10
VFX Artist
890
1250
1620
11
PM / PO / Producer Associate
1000
1230
2000
9
Sound Engineer
1100
1200
1690
3
Game Designer
820
1200
1520
185
System Game Designer
850
1200
1750
11
Concept Artist
940
1200
1560
39
Recruiter
850
1150
1450
6
Community Manager
980
1150
1200
8
Level Designer
880
1120
1800
23
Narration Designer
700
1100
1400
41
Technical Designer
1000
1100
1380
11
Sales manager
600
1100
1500
5
Localizer / Translator
1000
1050
1290
6
Video Designer
900
1000
1030
8
3D Artist
700
1000
1480
189
2D Artist
620
950
1300
159
Designer (in-game)
600
940
1460
14
Support & Community Manager
850
900
950
3
Manual+Automatization QA
580
880
1950
8
Manual QA
510
700
1200
67
Talent Sourcer/Researcher
400
500
900
5
Support Manager
450
470
660
5

Salaries in the game development industry are always an interesting topic for both candidates and companies. The Big Salary Survey is held annually so that game developers could find out what's going on in the industry and share the information with all interested in parties.

Deciphering abbreviations:
Q1 - the first salary quartile in US dollars;
Median - median value of salaries in US dollars;
Q3 — the third quartile of salary values in US dollars;
N - number of questionnaires.

The 2020 Salary Survey collected 2163 responses. Read the results by clicking the button below:

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The first big salary survey in the CIS was conducted in 2017 when 836 anonymous questionnaires were collected. Read the results by clicking the button below: