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AR/VR Engineer Salary

AR/VR Engineer Job Description

Augmented reality (AR) alters a real-world environment by introducing computer-generated elements, such as 3D animations, video, audio or text overlays. Virtual reality (VR) uses computer technology to create a virtual world that users can interact with. Both are emerging technologies with real-world applications in fields ranging from healthcare to the military. AR/VR engineers build these products with a skill set that may include 3D development, software design and programming languages such as C++. Engineers working on AR and VR will often collaborate across scientific and engineering disciplines. The primary duties of an AR/VR engineer may include designing, analyzing, debugging and developing AR and VR prototypes.

VR and AR technology is often used for video games and other entertainment, but it also has application in fields like social science, psychology, medical training, education, fine arts, engineering, occupational health, architecture and marketing. Whether it‰Ûªs used for surgical training, anxiety disorder treatment or in ad campaigns to sell products, the possibilities are wide ranging. Companies that work in the VR/AR field either produce hardware (such as VR headsets), software that delivers VR/AR content or the content itself. Major companies that have ventured into the field include Google, Facebook (Oculus) and Apple. With rising investment and a large number of startups pursuing virtual reality or augmented reality, this is an emerging specialization and area of growth for engineers.

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Compare AR/VR Engineer salaries by region

AR/VR Engineers are highest in demand in SF Bay Area, New York, and London. Browse and compare average salaries in locations where this role is also popular:

  1. SF Bay Area
  2. $172,444
  3. Seattle
  4. $169,300
  5. New York
  6. $160,916
  7. Los Angeles
  8. $155,183
  9. Austin
  10. $155,000
  11. Washington D.C.
  12. $147,850
  13. Toronto
  14. C$145,823
  15. Chicago
  16. $143,541
  17. Boston
  18. $142,183
  19. Denver
  20. $141,000
  21. San Diego
  22. $139,000
  23. Philadelphia
  24. $137,500
  25. Dallas/Ft Worth
  26. $136,424
  27. Atlanta
  28. $120,000
  29. Minneapolis/St Paul
  30. $110,000
  31. Dublin
  32. €95,000
  33. London
  34. £81,460
  35. France
  36. €60,500
  1. SF Bay Area
  2. $172,444
  3. Seattle
  4. $169,300
  5. New York
  6. $160,916
  7. Los Angeles
  8. $155,183
  9. Austin
  10. $155,000
  11. Washington D.C.
  12. $147,850
  13. Toronto
  14. C$145,823
  15. Chicago
  16. $143,541
  17. Boston
  18. $142,183
  19. Denver
  20. $141,000
  21. San Diego
  22. $139,000
  23. Philadelphia
  24. $137,500
  25. Dallas/Ft Worth
  26. $136,424
  27. Atlanta
  28. $120,000
  29. Minneapolis/St Paul
  30. $110,000
  31. Dublin
  32. €95,000
  33. London
  34. £81,460
  35. France
  36. €60,500
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    AR/VR Engineers are highest in demand in SF Bay Area, New York, and London. Browse and compare average salaries in locations where this role is also popular: