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AR/VR Engineer Salary in Seattle

AR/VR Engineer Job Description

AR/VR engineers work with augmented and virtual reality systems. Augmented Reality (AR) uses video, 3D animations, text overlays, audio and other computer-generated elements to add more to the user's current reality. He or she is aware of their surroundings, but the system augments their current state. Virtual Reality (VR) essentially transports the user to another place or time.

AR/VR engineers design and develop these systems to create advanced prototypes. They create software and write code for tracking, sensing, haptic and imaging systems. By working with other engineers and scientists, they develop systems for industries spanning video games to medical training and military. Companies in these fields are responsible for producing the AR/VR content, hardware or software, providing a range of options for engineers.

Living and Working in Seattle

With over 700,000 people, Seattle is the largest city in the state of Washington and in the Pacific Northwest region. A large portion of its economy is driven by business and professional services, but the tech sector is rapidly growing. Many large corporations including Amazon, Boeing, Starbucks, Expedia, Microsoft and Nintendo of America call Seattle home.

The Pacific Northwest is known for its natural beauty and outdoor recreational activities. The city boasts one of the highest concentrations of college graduates in the country. Seattle also has a thriving arts scene with the renowned Youth Symphony Orchestra and 5th Avenue Theatre drawing large crowds every year.

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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. $172,839
  3. Seattle
  4. $163,694
  5. Los Angeles
  6. $156,304
  7. Chicago
  8. $155,714
  9. New York
  10. $155,364
  11. Dallas/Ft Worth
  12. $155,000
  13. Philadelphia
  14. $150,000
  15. Austin
  16. $148,111
  17. Boston
  18. $141,581
  19. Washington D.C.
  20. $132,000
  21. San Diego
  22. $130,000
  23. Denver
  24. $125,000
  25. Toronto
  26. C$120,277
  27. Atlanta
  28. $105,000
  29. France
  30. €75,000
  31. London
  32. £74,465
  1. SF Bay Area
  2. $172,839
  3. Seattle
  4. $163,694
  5. Los Angeles
  6. $156,304
  7. Chicago
  8. $155,714
  9. New York
  10. $155,364
  11. Dallas/Ft Worth
  12. $155,000
  13. Philadelphia
  14. $150,000
  15. Austin
  16. $148,111
  17. Boston
  18. $141,581
  19. Washington D.C.
  20. $132,000
  21. San Diego
  22. $130,000
  23. Denver
  24. $125,000
  25. Toronto
  26. C$120,277
  27. Atlanta
  28. $105,000
  29. France
  30. €75,000
  31. London
  32. £74,465
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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: