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Gaming Engineer Salary in New York

Gaming Engineer Job Description

Gaming engineers are skilled professionals who develop the basic programming of video games. Their duties may include creating programs to control object mechanics, simulate motion and determine how characters look. They also ensure cross-platform compatibility, work on game updates and are responsible for troubleshooting and debugging video games.

Gaming engineers work in a fast-paced office, often spending long hours at a desk. They collaborate with other programmers, designers and software engineers. Alongside being skilled in most of the common programming languages, most studios expect that game engineers stay updated on other game-related technology, such as virtual reality, 3D scanning and facial recognition.

Living and Working in New York City

Home to more than 8 million people, New York is a major financial capital. The city is a destination of many businesses and boasts a vibrant mix of media companies, small studios, freelancers and video game companies like Zynga and Rockstar. In 2016, three New York universities received grants to create a network of digital gaming hubs to further spur the growth of the gaming industry. Many of the major entertainment companies in the city, such as Nickelodeon and VH1, now include gaming projects in their portfolios.

New York is divided into five major boroughs: Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island and the Bronx. Most residents rely on the city‰Ûªs subway to get around town. In addition to its vibrant Broadway theater scene and Central Park, the city boasts multiple museums, including the Museum of Modern Art and Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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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. San Diego
  2. $220,000
  3. Minneapolis/St Paul
  4. $172,500
  5. Philadelphia
  6. $162,500
  7. SF Bay Area
  8. $162,390
  9. Seattle
  10. $158,063
  11. Los Angeles
  12. $154,303
  13. New York
  14. $150,947
  15. Denver
  16. $146,125
  17. Boston
  18. $144,856
  19. Chicago
  20. $139,360
  21. Austin
  22. $139,000
  23. Washington D.C.
  24. $133,470
  25. Dallas/Ft Worth
  26. $120,000
  27. Toronto
  28. C$119,406
  29. London
  30. £73,331
  31. France
  32. €56,000
  1. San Diego
  2. $220,000
  3. Minneapolis/St Paul
  4. $172,500
  5. Philadelphia
  6. $162,500
  7. SF Bay Area
  8. $162,390
  9. Seattle
  10. $158,063
  11. Los Angeles
  12. $154,303
  13. New York
  14. $150,947
  15. Denver
  16. $146,125
  17. Boston
  18. $144,856
  19. Chicago
  20. $139,360
  21. Austin
  22. $139,000
  23. Washington D.C.
  24. $133,470
  25. Dallas/Ft Worth
  26. $120,000
  27. Toronto
  28. C$119,406
  29. London
  30. £73,331
  31. France
  32. €56,000
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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: