The editors of Game Developer magazine and Gamasutra are inviting readers to participate in the annual Game Developer Salary Survey, the only worldwide, public-released statistical study of game industry salaries and benefits. The information provided will help inform the entire game development community.

For the second year in a row, the Game Developer Salary Survey also includes money earned for indie and contract developers, which will be reported alongside traditional statistics for full-time employees of established game companies.

The survey takes approximately 7 minutes to complete, and will run until Friday, February 18th. The results will be published in the April 2011 issue of Game Developer magazine, and highlights will be made available on Gamasutra.com, as we did last year.

In addition to salary numbers, the survey also asks for opinions from professionals about the current state of the industry, which we will once again, as last year, make a part of the final article.

The overall results will also be built out into a larger, HR director-appropriate multi-year trending report for sister division Game Developer Research.

In appreciation for their time and effort, participants' names will be entered into a drawing to win a Main Conference Pass for their choice of the lineup of Game Developers Conference (GDC) events in 2011/2012; GDC Europe 2011, GDC Online 2011, and GDC China 2011, as well as GDC 2012.

Interested developers can now fill out the survey and register for the conference pass drawing. This survey is anonymous, and none of the information presented will be associated with any individuals.