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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. SF Bay Area
  2. $184,000
  3. Seattle
  4. $168,687
  5. Washington D.C.
  6. $167,181
  7. New York
  8. $156,754
  9. Atlanta
  10. $156,600
  11. Los Angeles
  12. $156,428
  13. Denver
  14. $155,000
  15. Boston
  16. $148,285
  17. Chicago
  18. $142,425
  19. Columbus
  20. $142,142
  21. Toronto
  22. C$130,000
  23. Philadelphia
  24. $129,478
  25. Dallas/Ft Worth
  26. $125,295
  27. Austin
  28. $111,333
  29. Dublin
  30. €100,000
  31. Tampa
  32. $95,000
  33. Houston
  34. $91,250
  35. London
  36. £90,869
  37. France
  38. €22,000
  1. SF Bay Area
  2. $184,000
  3. Seattle
  4. $168,687
  5. Washington D.C.
  6. $167,181
  7. New York
  8. $156,754
  9. Atlanta
  10. $156,600
  11. Los Angeles
  12. $156,428
  13. Denver
  14. $155,000
  15. Boston
  16. $148,285
  17. Chicago
  18. $142,425
  19. Columbus
  20. $142,142
  21. Toronto
  22. C$130,000
  23. Philadelphia
  24. $129,478
  25. Dallas/Ft Worth
  26. $125,295
  27. Austin
  28. $111,333
  29. Dublin
  30. €100,000
  31. Tampa
  32. $95,000
  33. Houston
  34. $91,250
  35. London
  36. £90,869
  37. France
  38. €22,000
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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: