AR/VR Engineer Salary in SF Bay Area

AR-VR Engineer Job Description

AR-VR Engineers are specialized software engineers who work in the field of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). They design, develop and analyze VR and AR applications for specific equipment like the Oculus. They also debug complex programs designed for consumer devices. Some of the duties of an entry-level AR engineer may include graphics programming and 3D modeling.

AR-VR Engineers often work alongside a team from different engineering and scientific disciplines in a fast-paced environment. They may spend long hours in front of a computer and may be involved in the design of unique applications for specific equipment. Some of the areas where AR-VR engineers may be employed include construction, architecture and engineering. They also work in medical and military as well as the gaming industry.

Living and Working in San Francisco

With a low employment rate and a booming tech sector, San Francisco offers a lot of opportunities for AR-VR Engineers. In addition to tech companies like Dropbox, Reddit, Twitter and Yelp, this city houses famous entertainment companies like LucasFilms, Lucas Arts and Dolby. San Francisco is also a major financial city, with more than two dozen institutions, including Wells Fargo and Charles Schwab.

San Francisco is a major tourist spot, drawing millions of visitors every year. The city is teeming with world-class restaurants, museums and iconic landmarks like Alcatraz. San Francisco also has an effective public transportation system, although many residents prefer to get around by bike. Popular neighborhoods within the city include the Financial District, Pacific Heights, North Beach, the Mission District, Haight-Ashbury and SoMa.

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Compare AR/VR Engineer salaries by region

AR/VR Engineers are highest in demand in SF Bay Area, New York, and London. Browse and compare average salaries in locations where this role is also popular:

  1. SF Bay Area
  2. $174,162
  3. Seattle
  4. $167,302
  5. New York
  6. $162,609
  7. Los Angeles
  8. $158,129
  9. Philadelphia
  10. $155,000
  11. Austin
  12. $152,142
  13. Washington D.C.
  14. $150,352
  15. Toronto
  16. C$148,687
  17. Denver
  18. $148,000
  19. Boston
  20. $147,839
  21. Chicago
  22. $144,681
  23. San Diego
  24. $140,666
  25. Dallas/Ft Worth
  26. $136,321
  27. Houston
  28. $134,250
  29. Atlanta
  30. $120,000
  31. Dublin
  32. €112,500
  33. Minneapolis/St Paul
  34. $110,000
  35. London
  36. £84,391
  37. France
  38. €60,500
  1. SF Bay Area
  2. $174,162
  3. Seattle
  4. $167,302
  5. New York
  6. $162,609
  7. Los Angeles
  8. $158,129
  9. Philadelphia
  10. $155,000
  11. Austin
  12. $152,142
  13. Washington D.C.
  14. $150,352
  15. Toronto
  16. C$148,687
  17. Denver
  18. $148,000
  19. Boston
  20. $147,839
  21. Chicago
  22. $144,681
  23. San Diego
  24. $140,666
  25. Dallas/Ft Worth
  26. $136,321
  27. Houston
  28. $134,250
  29. Atlanta
  30. $120,000
  31. Dublin
  32. €112,500
  33. Minneapolis/St Paul
  34. $110,000
  35. London
  36. £84,391
  37. France
  38. €60,500
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Where AR/VR Engineers are highest in demand

    AR/VR Engineers are highest in demand in SF Bay Area, New York, and London. Browse and compare average salaries in locations where this role is also popular: