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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 New York earn an average annual salary of
Based on real Hired interview data, Gaming Engineers in SF Bay Area earn an average annual salary of
$145,294
The salaries of candidates in this role range from a low of $100,000 to a high of $190,000, 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, Other, and London. Browse and compare average salaries in locations where this role is also popular:

  1. Minneapolis/St Paul
  2. $164,666
  3. SF Bay Area
  4. $163,615
  5. Seattle
  6. $155,963
  7. San Diego
  8. $155,000
  9. Los Angeles
  10. $152,580
  11. New York
  12. $146,473
  13. Boston
  14. $139,111
  15. Austin
  16. $135,302
  17. Denver
  18. $133,636
  19. Washington D.C.
  20. $132,894
  21. Chicago
  22. $124,120
  23. Atlanta
  24. $121,250
  25. Toronto
  26. C$116,138
  27. Dallas/Ft Worth
  28. $111,190
  29. Philadelphia
  30. $107,750
  31. London
  32. £69,934
  33. Dublin
  34. €57,500
  1. Minneapolis/St Paul
  2. $164,666
  3. SF Bay Area
  4. $163,615
  5. Seattle
  6. $155,963
  7. San Diego
  8. $155,000
  9. Los Angeles
  10. $152,580
  11. New York
  12. $146,473
  13. Boston
  14. $139,111
  15. Austin
  16. $135,302
  17. Denver
  18. $133,636
  19. Washington D.C.
  20. $132,894
  21. Chicago
  22. $124,120
  23. Atlanta
  24. $121,250
  25. Toronto
  26. C$116,138
  27. Dallas/Ft Worth
  28. $111,190
  29. Philadelphia
  30. $107,750
  31. London
  32. £69,934
  33. Dublin
  34. €57,500
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Where Gaming Engineers are highest in demand

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