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According to Reuters, Foxconn will be raising worker wages an additional 10% from the original 20% raise announced last week. Foxconn spokesman, Arthur Huang, said that the 30% base wage increase takes effect immediately. Foxconn admits that it hopes to earn the respect of its workers and raise eff...

June 2nd 2010 at 2:04am 0 Comments
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[Flickr user AMagill] The results of Game Developer Research's ninth annual Game Developer Salary Survey recently surfaced, giving us our yearly reminder that we're totally on the wrong side of this industry. According to the survey, the average "American mainstream videogame industry salary" is $...

April 13th 2010 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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[Chris Gladis] It would be, like, totally glamorous and exciting to be a programmer for a game company in Japan, right? Maybe not so much. According to anonymous responders on Japanese super-forum 2ch (as translated by CNNGo), salaries for game programmers are far below what you'd expect for a tech...

March 2nd 2010 at 4:30am 0 Comments
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[Flickr: Bradipo] Once again, MCV has surveyed its fellow video game professionals about their annual salaries in order to come up with an average wage for each facet of the industry in 2010. The median average for all European and U.S. respondents is £31,509 (call it $51,331 and change), w...

January 21st 2010 at 12:00am 0 Comments
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Apple COO Tim Cook has received $12.3 million in Apple stock for stepping in as CEO during Steve Jobs absence earlier this year. Considering its been a rough couple of years for the economy and many CEOs still got large salaries for doing very little, it's nice to see Cook being rewarded for, yo...

December 29th 2009 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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Say what you will about Activision CEO Robert Kotick -- and from what we've seen in previous posts, you will -- the guy knows how to make money. Not just for Activision as a whole (which raked in close to $1 billion in Q2 this year), but for himself as well -- according to a recent Forbes profile o...

August 10th 2009 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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The Palm Pre might not be a million dollar idea, but it's close. It'll bag Jon Rubinstein, Palm's new CEO, a cool $850,000 in salary each year according to Palm's Form 8-K just released. Pretty weak sauce for corporate CEOs until you factor in his 100% annual bonus eligibility and stock option gran...

June 12th 2009 at 6:35am 0 Comments
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Game Developer magazine's 2008 Game Developer Salary Survey features something we wouldn't expect to see: good news. Gamasutra's summary of the survey notes that the average salary for people working in the American game industry (those who still work in the game industry, at least) went up 7% in 20...

April 30th 2009 at 12:30pm 0 Comments