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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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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
$154,714
The salaries of candidates in this role range from a low of $140,000 to a high of $170,000, with a median salary of $160,000.

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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. Columbus
  2. $200,000
  3. SF Bay Area
  4. $166,486
  5. Seattle
  6. $157,238
  7. New York
  8. $145,183
  9. Los Angeles
  10. $144,200
  11. San Diego
  12. $138,500
  13. Toronto
  14. C$137,000
  15. Boston
  16. $136,666
  17. Austin
  18. $135,538
  19. Washington D.C.
  20. $134,074
  21. Atlanta
  22. $131,923
  23. Houston
  24. $128,980
  25. Denver
  26. $128,272
  27. Minneapolis/St Paul
  28. $126,666
  29. Chicago
  30. $119,489
  31. Dallas/Ft Worth
  32. $117,035
  33. Philadelphia
  34. $116,235
  35. Tampa
  36. $108,000
  37. Dublin
  38. €107,200
  39. London
  40. £75,878
  41. France
  42. €35,000
  1. Columbus
  2. $200,000
  3. SF Bay Area
  4. $166,486
  5. Seattle
  6. $157,238
  7. New York
  8. $145,183
  9. Los Angeles
  10. $144,200
  11. San Diego
  12. $138,500
  13. Toronto
  14. C$137,000
  15. Boston
  16. $136,666
  17. Austin
  18. $135,538
  19. Washington D.C.
  20. $134,074
  21. Atlanta
  22. $131,923
  23. Houston
  24. $128,980
  25. Denver
  26. $128,272
  27. Minneapolis/St Paul
  28. $126,666
  29. Chicago
  30. $119,489
  31. Dallas/Ft Worth
  32. $117,035
  33. Philadelphia
  34. $116,235
  35. Tampa
  36. $108,000
  37. Dublin
  38. €107,200
  39. London
  40. £75,878
  41. France
  42. €35,000
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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: