Ahh the Promised Land! Can you believe you could make a living out of playing video games?! You have to be incredibly talented and devote a lot of time each day to practice, but that’s like anything, right? The salary of a gamer will obviously vary depending on how skilled you are. Professional gamers earn winnings from sponsored tournaments and personal sponsorships just like professional athletes. It can be quite a short career and a lot of pro gamers go into games art and design or programming and development after they retire from the pro gaming world.