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Gaming Engineer Salary in SF Bay Area

Gaming Engineer Job Description

Gaming engineers manage the software programs on which games are built. Their job may include developing gaming programs, creating specific gaming mechanics or ensuring cross-platform compatibility. They may also be required to debug or troubleshoot video games for smoother play. Gaming engineers often work in teams that include game designers, software developers and software engineers.

Gaming engineers typically work long hours during the week, especially when close to a game release deadline. They may work on games intended for the web, PC, mobile device or gaming consoles. In addition to being creative and having strong analytical and communication skills, gaming engineers are expected to have a strong knowledge of coding languages like Java and C++.

Living and Working in San Francisco

Home to the fourth largest population of billionaires on the planet, San Francisco benefits from a close proximity to Silicon Valley and a vibrant urban scene. The city is home to dozens of tech startups as well as online companies like Airbnb, Twitter, Craiglist, Yelp and Dropbox. San Francisco also hosts several major game companies, including Lucas Arts, EA Inc., Ubisoft, Zynga and Maxi.

San Francisco offers different methods of transportation but many of the residents prefer to get around by bike. The Ferry provides a convenient option if you‰Ûªre visiting the Bay Area. Some of the city‰Ûªs popular neighborhoods include the Mission District, the Financial District, Pacific Heights (also known as the Gold Coast) and the Marina, a relaxed neighborhood with waterfront apartments.

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Compare Gaming Engineer salaries by region

Gaming 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. $142,363
  3. Los Angeles
  4. $140,554
  5. Seattle
  6. $133,172
  7. New York
  8. $130,196
  9. Austin
  10. $124,229
  11. Boston
  12. $120,859
  13. Chicago
  14. $117,955
  15. Denver
  16. $113,931
  17. Dallas/Ft Worth
  18. $110,000
  19. Washington D.C.
  20. $103,293
  21. San Diego
  22. $100,526
  23. Toronto
  24. C$84,868
  25. London
  26. £54,600
  27. France
  28. €46,596
  1. SF Bay Area
  2. $142,363
  3. Los Angeles
  4. $140,554
  5. Seattle
  6. $133,172
  7. New York
  8. $130,196
  9. Austin
  10. $124,229
  11. Boston
  12. $120,859
  13. Chicago
  14. $117,955
  15. Denver
  16. $113,931
  17. Dallas/Ft Worth
  18. $110,000
  19. Washington D.C.
  20. $103,293
  21. San Diego
  22. $100,526
  23. Toronto
  24. C$84,868
  25. London
  26. £54,600
  27. France
  28. €46,596
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Where Gaming Engineers are highest in demand

    Gaming 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: