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Gaming Engineer Salary in San Diego

Gaming Engineer Job Description

Gaming engineers are skilled professionals who develop codebases for video games.They typically work long hours alongside a collaborative team that may include game designers, graphic artists, software engineers and other game programmers. Entry-level engineers may be assigned to work on smaller elements of the game, while lead engineers handle the more complicated code.

Gaming engineers develop games for different platforms including the web, mobile devices, computers or special consoles. Their responsibilities may include troubleshooting or developing unique programs to fit with the storyline. In addition to staying updated on emerging gaming trends, game engineers are expected to have good analytic and programming skills in many of the major programming languages, including MEL, Java and C++.

Living and Working in San Diego

Home to companies like Rockstar Games, Sony Computer and Psionic, San Diego‰Ûªs gaming industry has been on a steady rise. The city‰Ûªs vibrant economy is powered by the United States Navy and tech companies such as Novatel, LG Electronics and Nokia. The city also boasts several craft breweries, making it a popular destination for beer connoisseurs.

San Diego‰Ûªs beaches and scenic views have made it a popular tourist destination and an appealing place to live. Different neighborhoods offer different upsides. La Jolla and Del Mar are popular picks because of their close proximity to the beach. Downtown San Diego, Easy Village and Core-Columbia also offer a wide variety of options, with luxury apartments, lofts, galleries and clubs. Point Loma Heights offers a more laid-back experience, while still providing easy access to the waterside, reggae clubs and organic restaurants.

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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. $152,555
  3. New York
  4. $141,516
  5. Seattle
  6. $141,113
  7. Los Angeles
  8. $134,500
  9. Boston
  10. $134,118
  11. Washington D.C.
  12. $120,109
  13. San Diego
  14. $116,500
  15. Austin
  16. $116,463
  17. Denver
  18. $115,089
  19. Chicago
  20. $112,674
  21. Dallas/Ft Worth
  22. $109,444
  23. Toronto
  24. C$94,121
  25. London
  26. £64,680
  27. France
  28. €50,461
  1. SF Bay Area
  2. $152,555
  3. New York
  4. $141,516
  5. Seattle
  6. $141,113
  7. Los Angeles
  8. $134,500
  9. Boston
  10. $134,118
  11. Washington D.C.
  12. $120,109
  13. San Diego
  14. $116,500
  15. Austin
  16. $116,463
  17. Denver
  18. $115,089
  19. Chicago
  20. $112,674
  21. Dallas/Ft Worth
  22. $109,444
  23. Toronto
  24. C$94,121
  25. London
  26. £64,680
  27. France
  28. €50,461
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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: