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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, London, and New York. Browse and compare average salaries in locations where this role is also popular:

  1. Columbus
  2. $200,000
  3. SF Bay Area
  4. $172,575
  5. Seattle
  6. $156,675
  7. San Diego
  8. $147,800
  9. New York
  10. $146,269
  11. Los Angeles
  12. $146,137
  13. Boston
  14. $144,769
  15. Houston
  16. $136,290
  17. Washington D.C.
  18. $132,432
  19. Toronto
  20. C$132,216
  21. Austin
  22. $130,551
  23. Denver
  24. $128,714
  25. Atlanta
  26. $124,545
  27. Philadelphia
  28. $123,894
  29. Chicago
  30. $119,754
  31. Dallas/Ft Worth
  32. $116,704
  33. Tampa
  34. $108,000
  35. Dublin
  36. €106,500
  37. Minneapolis/St Paul
  38. $99,999
  39. London
  40. £78,214
  41. France
  42. €35,000
  1. Columbus
  2. $200,000
  3. SF Bay Area
  4. $172,575
  5. Seattle
  6. $156,675
  7. San Diego
  8. $147,800
  9. New York
  10. $146,269
  11. Los Angeles
  12. $146,137
  13. Boston
  14. $144,769
  15. Houston
  16. $136,290
  17. Washington D.C.
  18. $132,432
  19. Toronto
  20. C$132,216
  21. Austin
  22. $130,551
  23. Denver
  24. $128,714
  25. Atlanta
  26. $124,545
  27. Philadelphia
  28. $123,894
  29. Chicago
  30. $119,754
  31. Dallas/Ft Worth
  32. $116,704
  33. Tampa
  34. $108,000
  35. Dublin
  36. €106,500
  37. Minneapolis/St Paul
  38. $99,999
  39. London
  40. £78,214
  41. France
  42. €35,000
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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: