The cost of a script writing job has doubled since 2010, and it’s still going up, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Labor.
The average salary for script writing for videos of gaming trailers rose to $42,868 in 2013 from $25,000 in 2009, the report from a U.N. agency said.
The average salary has increased every year since 2008, when it was $25.60.
The report found that more than two-thirds of the workers in that group had less than a high school diploma.
The report also said that, in 2015, more than a quarter of the writers had not taken classes in writing.
A third of the writing jobs in the video game industry were unpaid, the study said.
The rise in pay for script writers follows the growth of the online video game scene.
In 2014, nearly 20 percent of the videos produced for games were online, according the Entertainment Software Association, which represents game developers.
In the year ending March 2019, the average number of views on YouTube was about 9.2 million.
The rate of growth is also reflected in salaries for actors.
The median weekly salary for actors working in the games industry was $42.25, the labor report said.
This is up from $39.05 in 2012.
The authors of the report said that the growth in pay could be attributed to the rise in the popularity of YouTube videos, which are streamed live.
They also noted that, despite the growth, a majority of the employees still report that they have no work.
The labor report noted that the trend toward more pay for writers is not unique to video games.
The U.K.’s Office for National Statistics reported that the median income for a person working full-time as a writer rose by 1.3 percent between 2013 and 2016, from £22,000 to £23,500.