Mmm, how about Montréal ? I’m currently a Junior and i’m about to ship my first game on Steam, Xbox One and PS4, which, i think, can help me negotiating a higher salary. It is stated (in the link below) that entry level begins at 50k (CAD i guess?) a year. But are these datas reliable, specifically in my situation ?
It depends on the studio as well i guess, since there is no way i’m getting paid the same in an Indie Studio AND an AAA such as Eidos or Ubisoft, which i aim to join.
It’s not all about money in this field of course, but like any other person, i need money to pay my bills, my debt and the immigration fees as well. So having a decent wage would help a lot.
However, like i said, i don’t know which source i should rely on to base my arguments during the negociation IF i ever get there.