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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. Seattle
  2. $169,388
  3. SF Bay Area
  4. $165,733
  5. Los Angeles
  6. $158,714
  7. New York
  8. $147,090
  9. Boston
  10. $146,260
  11. Austin
  12. $144,000
  13. Chicago
  14. $138,500
  15. Washington D.C.
  16. $131,285
  17. San Diego
  18. $130,000
  19. Toronto
  20. C$127,969
  21. Philadelphia
  22. $120,000
  23. Dallas/Ft Worth
  24. $105,000
  25. Atlanta
  26. $101,666
  27. London
  28. £76,620
  1. Seattle
  2. $169,388
  3. SF Bay Area
  4. $165,733
  5. Los Angeles
  6. $158,714
  7. New York
  8. $147,090
  9. Boston
  10. $146,260
  11. Austin
  12. $144,000
  13. Chicago
  14. $138,500
  15. Washington D.C.
  16. $131,285
  17. San Diego
  18. $130,000
  19. Toronto
  20. C$127,969
  21. Philadelphia
  22. $120,000
  23. Dallas/Ft Worth
  24. $105,000
  25. Atlanta
  26. $101,666
  27. London
  28. £76,620
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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: