Salary Directory Chicago Gaming Engineers

Gaming Engineer Salary in Chicago

Gaming Engineer Job Description

A Gaming Engineer is a software engineer who specializes in designing and programming video games. Gaming Engineers often work with other developers to create the video games. They are a part of the video game creation process from the beginning with concept development and the initial prototype. Gaming Engineers create the coding sequences that enable end users to play the game. If the game will be played on multiple devices, then they may have to create multiple coding sequences.

To qualify for a Gaming Engineer job, applicants should have a bachelor's degree in computer science or another related field. They should have in-depth knowledge of computer programming languages, data modeling, computational mathematics and problem solving. Gaming Engineers must also be able to work collaboratively with a team.

Living and Working in Chicago

Chicago is a very large city. In fact, it is the third largest in the country. However, it has 77 different metro areas within it, so it doesn't always feel as large as it actually is. There is always plenty to do in Chicago. Residents can enjoy professional sporting events, dine on a wide variety of culinary treats, visit world-class museums and art galleries or hang out on the beach at Lake Michigan if the weather is warm enough. Chicago is also a great place to work with top companies in commerce, business, finance, technology and telecommunications. It has 31 of the top Fortune 500 companies and is home to over 400 different corporate offices.

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Compare Gaming Engineer salaries by region

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

  1. SF Bay Area
  2. $162,880
  3. Seattle
  4. $156,642
  5. Los Angeles
  6. $145,394
  7. New York
  8. $140,055
  9. Minneapolis/St Paul
  10. $140,000
  11. Austin
  12. $138,000
  13. Boston
  14. $136,833
  15. Washington D.C.
  16. $135,168
  17. San Diego
  18. $135,000
  19. Toronto
  20. C$134,223
  21. Denver
  22. $127,187
  23. Atlanta
  24. $123,571
  25. Chicago
  26. $119,688
  27. Dallas/Ft Worth
  28. $117,033
  29. Philadelphia
  30. $112,600
  31. Dublin
  32. €87,625
  33. London
  34. £72,960
  1. SF Bay Area
  2. $162,880
  3. Seattle
  4. $156,642
  5. Los Angeles
  6. $145,394
  7. New York
  8. $140,055
  9. Minneapolis/St Paul
  10. $140,000
  11. Austin
  12. $138,000
  13. Boston
  14. $136,833
  15. Washington D.C.
  16. $135,168
  17. San Diego
  18. $135,000
  19. Toronto
  20. C$134,223
  21. Denver
  22. $127,187
  23. Atlanta
  24. $123,571
  25. Chicago
  26. $119,688
  27. Dallas/Ft Worth
  28. $117,033
  29. Philadelphia
  30. $112,600
  31. Dublin
  32. €87,625
  33. London
  34. £72,960
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Where Gaming Engineers are highest in demand

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