According to the 11th annual Game Developer Salary Survey from Game Developer magazine, the average salary across the entire U.S. games industry was $81,192, slightly up from last year’s reported average of $80,817. 66% of respondents said they made more made more money in 2011 than in 2010. By segment, Business and legal led the way with an average salary of $102,160. Other averages include: Programmers $92,962. Producers $85,687. Art/Animation $75,780. Game Design $73,386. Audio $83,182. QA $47,910.