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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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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. $150,473
  3. Seattle
  4. $140,246
  5. New York
  6. $138,630
  7. Boston
  8. $135,298
  9. Los Angeles
  10. $134,260
  11. Washington D.C.
  12. $118,354
  13. Austin
  14. $117,435
  15. San Diego
  16. $116,500
  17. Chicago
  18. $115,888
  19. Denver
  20. $113,450
  21. Dallas/Ft Worth
  22. $106,428
  23. Toronto
  24. C$94,147
  25. London
  26. £62,544
  27. France
  28. €49,571
  1. SF Bay Area
  2. $150,473
  3. Seattle
  4. $140,246
  5. New York
  6. $138,630
  7. Boston
  8. $135,298
  9. Los Angeles
  10. $134,260
  11. Washington D.C.
  12. $118,354
  13. Austin
  14. $117,435
  15. San Diego
  16. $116,500
  17. Chicago
  18. $115,888
  19. Denver
  20. $113,450
  21. Dallas/Ft Worth
  22. $106,428
  23. Toronto
  24. C$94,147
  25. London
  26. £62,544
  27. France
  28. €49,571
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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: