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. $176,955
  3. Toronto
  4. C$170,000
  5. Washington D.C.
  6. $164,922
  7. Seattle
  8. $162,715
  9. Denver
  10. $162,500
  11. New York
  12. $161,843
  13. San Diego
  14. $160,000
  15. Boston
  16. $156,363
  17. Dallas/Ft Worth
  18. $150,646
  19. Columbus
  20. $150,000
  21. Los Angeles
  22. $145,333
  23. Philadelphia
  24. $143,963
  25. Tampa
  26. $140,000
  27. Chicago
  28. $138,000
  29. Houston
  30. $132,000
  31. Austin
  32. $125,000
  33. Atlanta
  34. $115,500
  35. London
  36. £89,743
  37. France
  38. €60,000
  1. SF Bay Area
  2. $176,955
  3. Toronto
  4. C$170,000
  5. Washington D.C.
  6. $164,922
  7. Seattle
  8. $162,715
  9. Denver
  10. $162,500
  11. New York
  12. $161,843
  13. San Diego
  14. $160,000
  15. Boston
  16. $156,363
  17. Dallas/Ft Worth
  18. $150,646
  19. Columbus
  20. $150,000
  21. Los Angeles
  22. $145,333
  23. Philadelphia
  24. $143,963
  25. Tampa
  26. $140,000
  27. Chicago
  28. $138,000
  29. Houston
  30. $132,000
  31. Austin
  32. $125,000
  33. Atlanta
  34. $115,500
  35. London
  36. £89,743
  37. France
  38. €60,000
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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: