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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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Based on real Hired interview data, Gaming Engineers in Seattle earn an average annual salary of
Based on real Hired interview data, Gaming Engineers in SF Bay Area earn an average annual salary of
$143,199
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 $145,000.

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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. $158,464
  3. Seattle
  4. $145,762
  5. San Diego
  6. $145,500
  7. New York
  8. $143,382
  9. Boston
  10. $135,367
  11. Los Angeles
  12. $132,989
  13. Washington D.C.
  14. $125,111
  15. Denver
  16. $117,833
  17. Austin
  18. $117,486
  19. Dallas/Ft Worth
  20. $115,000
  21. Chicago
  22. $115,000
  23. Toronto
  24. C$95,691
  25. London
  26. £64,629
  27. France
  28. €50,041
  1. SF Bay Area
  2. $158,464
  3. Seattle
  4. $145,762
  5. San Diego
  6. $145,500
  7. New York
  8. $143,382
  9. Boston
  10. $135,367
  11. Los Angeles
  12. $132,989
  13. Washington D.C.
  14. $125,111
  15. Denver
  16. $117,833
  17. Austin
  18. $117,486
  19. Dallas/Ft Worth
  20. $115,000
  21. Chicago
  22. $115,000
  23. Toronto
  24. C$95,691
  25. London
  26. £64,629
  27. France
  28. €50,041
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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: