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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Based on real Hired interview data, AR/VR Engineers in SF Bay Area earn an average annual salary of
Based on real Hired interview data, AR/VR Engineers in SF Bay Area earn an average annual salary of
$143,492
The salaries of candidates in this role range from a low of $70,000 to a high of $220,000, with a median salary of $150,000.

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Compare AR/VR Engineer salaries by region

AR/VR 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. $155,465
  3. New York
  4. $149,355
  5. Boston
  6. $143,536
  7. Seattle
  8. $139,614
  9. Denver
  10. $132,727
  11. Los Angeles
  12. $132,620
  13. Washington D.C.
  14. $129,935
  15. Austin
  16. $116,250
  17. Chicago
  18. $108,925
  19. San Diego
  20. $107,500
  21. Toronto
  22. C$100,242
  23. Dallas/Ft Worth
  24. $80,000
  25. London
  26. £63,397
  27. France
  28. €53,547
  1. SF Bay Area
  2. $155,465
  3. New York
  4. $149,355
  5. Boston
  6. $143,536
  7. Seattle
  8. $139,614
  9. Denver
  10. $132,727
  11. Los Angeles
  12. $132,620
  13. Washington D.C.
  14. $129,935
  15. Austin
  16. $116,250
  17. Chicago
  18. $108,925
  19. San Diego
  20. $107,500
  21. Toronto
  22. C$100,242
  23. Dallas/Ft Worth
  24. $80,000
  25. London
  26. £63,397
  27. France
  28. €53,547
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Where AR/VR Engineers are highest in demand

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