Salary Directory AR/VR Engineers

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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Based on real Hired interview data, AR/VR Engineers in Boston earn an average annual salary of
Based on real Hired interview data, AR/VR Engineers in SF Bay Area earn an average annual salary of
$133,994
The salaries of candidates in this role range from a low of $100,000 to a high of $200,000, with a median salary of $134,654.

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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. New York
  2. $163,051
  3. SF Bay Area
  4. $162,104
  5. Dallas/Ft Worth
  6. $155,000
  7. Seattle
  8. $151,576
  9. Los Angeles
  10. $149,378
  11. Austin
  12. $148,400
  13. Boston
  14. $144,725
  15. Washington D.C.
  16. $132,807
  17. Denver
  18. $128,750
  19. Toronto
  20. C$112,826
  21. Chicago
  22. $101,923
  23. London
  24. £69,235
  25. France
  26. €56,916
  1. New York
  2. $163,051
  3. SF Bay Area
  4. $162,104
  5. Dallas/Ft Worth
  6. $155,000
  7. Seattle
  8. $151,576
  9. Los Angeles
  10. $149,378
  11. Austin
  12. $148,400
  13. Boston
  14. $144,725
  15. Washington D.C.
  16. $132,807
  17. Denver
  18. $128,750
  19. Toronto
  20. C$112,826
  21. Chicago
  22. $101,923
  23. London
  24. £69,235
  25. France
  26. €56,916
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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: