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Game Development Schools
In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

In Pittsburgh, there is only one game development school where game development faculty can find employment. The trends in Pittsburgh's game development academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below, which includes game development training at the game development masters degree level.


Professional Trends

Pittsburgh Vs. Pennsylvania Game Development Employment

Pittsburgh 3,310
Pennsylvania 20,160

Exactly 70 of Pennsylvania's 430 game development professionals work in Pittsburgh. Between 2006 and 2010, in Pittsburgh, there has been a 98% decline in the number of game development professionals. As the employment for game development professionals in Pittsburgh has decreased, overall employment in Pittsburgh has increased.

Pittsburgh Vs. Pennsylvania Game Development employment growth

19,560 19,090 18,970 20,410 430
3,100 4,190 4,030 4,290 70
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Pennsylvania
  • Dark Yellow: Pittsburgh

Game Development VS. All professions salaries in Pittsburgh

$61,257 $61,793 $64,267 $65,287 $42,410
$36,700 $38,190 $40,030 $41,450 $42,510
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Game Development in Pittsburgh
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Pittsburgh

As the number of game development professionals in Pittsburgh has shrunk, salaries for game development professionals have also decreased. In 2010 Pittsburgh game development professionals earned an average yearly salary of $42,410. Game development professionals in Pittsburgh made a yearly average salary of $61,257, four years earlier in 2006. This decline is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Pittsburgh.

Salary percentiles for Game development professionals in Pittsburgh

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Pittsburgh game development professionals earn a median yearly salary of $36,290. The 10% of game development professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $25,160 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 161% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Game development professionals and related professions in Pittsburgh

Computer Animation
Game Development
Computer Programming
Computer Science

Game development professional salaries in Pittsburgh are, on average, lower than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Game Development schools in Pittsburgh


There is only one accredited game development school in the city. Many of Pittsburgh's game development professionals are graduates of this school.

Game Development Programs Offered In Pittsburgh


Pittsburgh's game development school offers one game development degree and certificate program.

Student Completed Game Development Degrees In Pittsburgh


Approximately 6 students completed game development courses in 2010.

Game Development Faculty Salaries in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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