Kotaku: "Most people that express a desire to enter the video game industry profess to not care how much money they can make doing something they love. Those people can probably skip the annual Game Developer Salary Survey results. The rest of you can read on to see who's making the most money in the business.
2010 was a good year in the industry, with game developer salaries on average have risen seven percent since 2009, with the average industry employee making $85,733 before taxes in 2010. Of course there are many different jobs involved in creating a video game, so don't expect to join the industry and immediately begin making $85K."