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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
$155,588
The salaries of candidates in this role range from a low of $130,000 to a high of $190,000, 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. Minneapolis/St Paul
  2. $167,500
  3. SF Bay Area
  4. $162,372
  5. Seattle
  6. $157,459
  7. Los Angeles
  8. $146,190
  9. New York
  10. $140,782
  11. Austin
  12. $137,153
  13. Boston
  14. $136,841
  15. San Diego
  16. $135,000
  17. Washington D.C.
  18. $131,946
  19. Denver
  20. $127,750
  21. Toronto
  22. C$127,662
  23. Atlanta
  24. $127,272
  25. Chicago
  26. $117,873
  27. Dallas/Ft Worth
  28. $116,500
  29. Philadelphia
  30. $112,458
  31. Dublin
  32. €85,666
  33. London
  34. £72,265
  1. Minneapolis/St Paul
  2. $167,500
  3. SF Bay Area
  4. $162,372
  5. Seattle
  6. $157,459
  7. Los Angeles
  8. $146,190
  9. New York
  10. $140,782
  11. Austin
  12. $137,153
  13. Boston
  14. $136,841
  15. San Diego
  16. $135,000
  17. Washington D.C.
  18. $131,946
  19. Denver
  20. $127,750
  21. Toronto
  22. C$127,662
  23. Atlanta
  24. $127,272
  25. Chicago
  26. $117,873
  27. Dallas/Ft Worth
  28. $116,500
  29. Philadelphia
  30. $112,458
  31. Dublin
  32. €85,666
  33. London
  34. £72,265
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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: