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Video Game Industry Salaries In Louisiana Are About $88K Per Year

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Louisiana’s computer and video game industry paid workers more than $14 million in 2012, according to a study released Tuesday by the Washington, DC-based Entertainment Software Association.";

The video game industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States. One of the biggest gaming trade groups, Washington, DC-based Entertainment Software Association, released a report Tuesday about the economic impact of the computer and video game industries in each state.

Louisiana’s computer and video game industry paid workers more than $14 million in 2012, according to the study.

To put it all in context, that makes the state 26th in the nation when it comes to employing video game industry workers.

Louisiana’s game development facilities, including industry giants Electronic Arts and Gameloft — employed 226 people — with an average yearly compensation of about $88,000.

Michael Gallagher is the president and CEO of the Entertainment Software Association. He told the Times-Picayune that Louisiana represents an “important opportunity” to create even more high-tech, high-paying jobs in the video game industry.

Support for Innovation and Technology reporting on WWNO is provided by Bellwether Technology.

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