Report: Square-Enix Pays Its People Big Bucks

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Here is a list of the yearly income for the games industry (particularly Japan), from public reports filed by companies, according to online research site Nensyu Labo. Hint: If you’re in Japan, go look a job at Square-Enix.

Square Enix Holdings: ¥21,680,000 (US$272,988)
Sony: ¥9,230,000 ($116,189)
Nintendo: ¥9,140,000 ($115,032)
Sega Sammy: ¥8,220,000 ($103,486)
Konami: ¥6,780,000 ($85,371)
Namco Bandai: ¥6,400,000 ($80,577)
Tecmo Koei: ¥6,150,000 ($77,418)
Capcom: ¥5,710,000 ($71,891)

Keep in mind that the strong Yen makes the salaries appear much larger in USD, and it also doesn’t mean everyone at SE is making upwards $200,000 per year. It’s more mid-level and upper management salaries, I believe.

Still, it’s no shabby figure.

Thanks, Kotaku.

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2 Comments on "Report: Square-Enix Pays Its People Big Bucks"

  1. nick June 30, 2012 at 4:14 am -

    probably wont even be mid management, more like senior.
    especially considering the amount of teams they run!
    there not like sega or crapcom who only have a handful of studios.
    they have their own, plus since they bought out eidos now even more.
    cant wait to see what eidos montreal is working on now!
    i hope its thief 4, but that was announced so long ago, and its been quiet for so long i seriously doubt it!
    so id go for a deus ex sequel, human revolution while unbalanced and inconsistent like i said in my review, was still such a awesome game!
    i still like to dream that one day warren will come back home, leave disney behind and go back to deus ex!
    just like jaffe going back to GOW………

  2. Ernice Gilbert June 30, 2012 at 7:55 am -

    This is in Japan, though. Not sure about SE’s properties out of the east.

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