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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, Other, and New York. Browse and compare average salaries in locations where this role is also popular:

  1. SF Bay Area
  2. $166,676
  3. Seattle
  4. $163,487
  5. Los Angeles
  6. $159,378
  7. Denver
  8. $157,500
  9. New York
  10. $152,889
  11. Austin
  12. $147,236
  13. San Diego
  14. $147,000
  15. Washington D.C.
  16. $144,731
  17. Boston
  18. $143,583
  19. Toronto
  20. C$140,333
  21. Chicago
  22. $138,608
  23. Dallas/Ft Worth
  24. $129,333
  25. Philadelphia
  26. $128,750
  27. Minneapolis/St Paul
  28. $115,000
  29. Dublin
  30. €95,000
  31. London
  32. £76,053
  1. SF Bay Area
  2. $166,676
  3. Seattle
  4. $163,487
  5. Los Angeles
  6. $159,378
  7. Denver
  8. $157,500
  9. New York
  10. $152,889
  11. Austin
  12. $147,236
  13. San Diego
  14. $147,000
  15. Washington D.C.
  16. $144,731
  17. Boston
  18. $143,583
  19. Toronto
  20. C$140,333
  21. Chicago
  22. $138,608
  23. Dallas/Ft Worth
  24. $129,333
  25. Philadelphia
  26. $128,750
  27. Minneapolis/St Paul
  28. $115,000
  29. Dublin
  30. €95,000
  31. London
  32. £76,053
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Where AR/VR Engineers are highest in demand

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