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Gaming Engineer Salary

Gaming Engineer Job Description

Gaming engineers work with teams of programmers, illustrators and testers to design, develop and create new video games. They may be involved with all phases of game development, from devising the initial concept to testing the product before release. These specialized software engineers are responsible for creating coding sequences for game play on various mobile devices, computer and gaming systems. They usually work alongside a team of developers on projects to make a video game that's ready for consumers of all ages to play on a range of platforms. Gaming engineers use their knowledge of programming and game design to help with the initial concept that develops into a prototype for a game. They run tests, as well as review codes to figure out what needs to be redone or changed completely to get a video game ready for play. Gaming engineers can be involved with programs that control how a character acts, looks, feels and moves. They can also create a storyline, background scenes and other interactions throughout a game.

Gaming engineers usually possess a bachelor's degree in game design and other related fields. They study artificial intelligence, software engineering, 2D and 3D animation, as well as information management. Gaming engineers have knowledge of interactive and digital media, Java programing, data structures and designs. They're also familiar with integrated circuit testers and application servers. Companies like Sony Interactive Entertainment, Activision Blizzard, King, Electronic Arts and Microsoft are some of the big names in the industry.

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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. Columbus
  2. $200,000
  3. SF Bay Area
  4. $183,595
  5. Denver
  6. $158,666
  7. San Diego
  8. $157,250
  9. Seattle
  10. $156,850
  11. New York
  12. $154,372
  13. Los Angeles
  14. $148,695
  15. Boston
  16. $147,823
  17. Washington D.C.
  18. $142,934
  19. Philadelphia
  20. $137,323
  21. Austin
  22. $134,000
  23. Toronto
  24. C$128,166
  25. Houston
  26. $124,453
  27. Chicago
  28. $123,827
  29. Atlanta
  30. $118,888
  31. Dallas/Ft Worth
  32. $115,947
  33. Tampa
  34. $108,000
  35. Dublin
  36. €100,000
  37. Minneapolis/St Paul
  38. $99,999
  39. London
  40. £80,584
  41. France
  42. €48,666
  1. Columbus
  2. $200,000
  3. SF Bay Area
  4. $183,595
  5. Denver
  6. $158,666
  7. San Diego
  8. $157,250
  9. Seattle
  10. $156,850
  11. New York
  12. $154,372
  13. Los Angeles
  14. $148,695
  15. Boston
  16. $147,823
  17. Washington D.C.
  18. $142,934
  19. Philadelphia
  20. $137,323
  21. Austin
  22. $134,000
  23. Toronto
  24. C$128,166
  25. Houston
  26. $124,453
  27. Chicago
  28. $123,827
  29. Atlanta
  30. $118,888
  31. Dallas/Ft Worth
  32. $115,947
  33. Tampa
  34. $108,000
  35. Dublin
  36. €100,000
  37. Minneapolis/St Paul
  38. $99,999
  39. London
  40. £80,584
  41. France
  42. €48,666
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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: