Game Development Schools In Pennsylvania

Game Development classes faculty can choose to work at the only accredited game development school in Pennsylvania. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of game development and game development training in Pennsylvania, which includes game development training at the game development masters degree level.


  1. Carnegie Mellon University

    5000 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213-3890

    23 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Pennsylvania Vs. National Game Development Employment

Pennsylvania 20,160
National 708,950

Of all of the game development professionals in the country, nearly 2% are in the state of Pennsylvania.

Employment Growth for Game development professionals In Pennsylvania

19,560 19,090 18,970 20,410 430
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of game development professionals is shrinking in Pennsylvania. 19,130 less game development professionals were working in Pennsylvania in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of game development professionals has shrunk by 98%. This decline is faster than the national trend for game development professionals which shows a 96% decrease in the number of game development professionals working around the nation.

Game Development VS. All Professions salaries in Pennsylvania

$64,270 $67,130 $69,733 $70,020 $50,180
$44,448 $45,778 $47,594 $49,448 $50,581
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Game Development
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Pennsylvania, as the number of game development professionals is declining, the salaries earned by game development professionals are decreasing. The mean salary for game development professionals in 2006 was $64,270 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $50,180 per year.

Salary percentiles for Game development professionals in Pennsylvania

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Thus, game development professionals' salaries declined by 28% in 4 years. This decline is quite different from state trends for all professionals. In Pennsylvania state, within the field of game development, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid game development professionals earn 200% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Game development professionals and related professions in Pennsylvania

Computer Animation
Computer Programming
Computer Science
Game Development

In Pennsylvania, game development professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Game Development programs available for each degree type for all schools in Pennsylvania


100% of these graduates received a master's degree in game development.

Game Development Faculty Salaries in Pennsylvania

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