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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. $177,468
  3. Seattle
  4. $167,974
  5. New York
  6. $165,924
  7. Los Angeles
  8. $156,999
  9. Denver
  10. $156,250
  11. Boston
  12. $152,250
  13. Austin
  14. $151,785
  15. Philadelphia
  16. $151,000
  17. Washington D.C.
  18. $150,607
  19. Columbus
  20. $150,000
  21. Dallas/Ft Worth
  22. $143,942
  23. Chicago
  24. $138,074
  25. Toronto
  26. C$137,153
  27. Houston
  28. $134,600
  29. San Diego
  30. $133,000
  31. Tampa
  32. $120,000
  33. Atlanta
  34. $120,000
  35. Minneapolis/St Paul
  36. $105,000
  37. London
  38. £86,340
  39. France
  40. €60,500
  1. SF Bay Area
  2. $177,468
  3. Seattle
  4. $167,974
  5. New York
  6. $165,924
  7. Los Angeles
  8. $156,999
  9. Denver
  10. $156,250
  11. Boston
  12. $152,250
  13. Austin
  14. $151,785
  15. Philadelphia
  16. $151,000
  17. Washington D.C.
  18. $150,607
  19. Columbus
  20. $150,000
  21. Dallas/Ft Worth
  22. $143,942
  23. Chicago
  24. $138,074
  25. Toronto
  26. C$137,153
  27. Houston
  28. $134,600
  29. San Diego
  30. $133,000
  31. Tampa
  32. $120,000
  33. Atlanta
  34. $120,000
  35. Minneapolis/St Paul
  36. $105,000
  37. London
  38. £86,340
  39. France
  40. €60,500
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Where AR/VR Engineers are highest in demand

    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: