Salary Directory Denver Gaming Engineers

Gaming Engineer Salary in Denver

Gaming Engineer Job Description

Gaming engineers are specialized IT professionals who develop, design and program video games. Their tasks may involve creating specific game mechanics or coding sequences as well as developing or fine-tuning gaming programs. Depending on their position in the team, they may be involved in the conceptual stage of a game design or tasked with debugging and troubleshooting the final product before release.

Gaming engineers typically work in a fast-paced environment with teams that include game designers, software developers and software engineers. Long hours are normal, especially during the final third of a particular project. Some games may require that engineers work with different codes to ensure cross-platform compatibility.

Living and Working in Denver

Denver‰Ûªs gaming industry consists of a mix of indie game developers and larger publishers. In 2015 and 2016, Forbes ranked the city the Best Place for Business and Careers. The city also boasts one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country at 2.2%. Denver‰Ûªs thriving economy revolves around large government and energy sectors as well aerospace and technology.

Denver has an effective bus and light rail system that connects the major neighborhoods, but many residents prefer to take advantage of the pedestrian walkways. Most of the major companies and businesses are located in Downtown Denver while Capitol Hill is the hub for music-lovers and college students. Stapleton is a popular neighborhood for families because it‰Ûªs kid-friendly, with parks, malls and lots of open space for hiking or hanging around.

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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. $158,202
  3. Seattle
  4. $145,970
  5. San Diego
  6. $145,500
  7. New York
  8. $143,384
  9. Boston
  10. $134,457
  11. Los Angeles
  12. $129,920
  13. Washington D.C.
  14. $124,616
  15. Denver
  16. $119,000
  17. Austin
  18. $117,743
  19. Chicago
  20. $115,185
  21. Dallas/Ft Worth
  22. $113,600
  23. Toronto
  24. C$95,764
  25. London
  26. £65,774
  27. France
  28. €50,575
  1. SF Bay Area
  2. $158,202
  3. Seattle
  4. $145,970
  5. San Diego
  6. $145,500
  7. New York
  8. $143,384
  9. Boston
  10. $134,457
  11. Los Angeles
  12. $129,920
  13. Washington D.C.
  14. $124,616
  15. Denver
  16. $119,000
  17. Austin
  18. $117,743
  19. Chicago
  20. $115,185
  21. Dallas/Ft Worth
  22. $113,600
  23. Toronto
  24. C$95,764
  25. London
  26. £65,774
  27. France
  28. €50,575
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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: