Salary Directory Seattle AR/VR Engineers

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. $170,682
  3. Seattle
  4. $168,177
  5. New York
  6. $158,491
  7. Los Angeles
  8. $156,851
  9. Austin
  10. $156,297
  11. Denver
  12. $151,250
  13. San Diego
  14. $147,000
  15. Washington D.C.
  16. $145,787
  17. Toronto
  18. C$144,027
  19. Boston
  20. $142,428
  21. Chicago
  22. $139,744
  23. Dallas/Ft Worth
  24. $135,361
  25. Philadelphia
  26. $123,000
  27. Minneapolis/St Paul
  28. $115,000
  29. Atlanta
  30. $115,000
  31. Dublin
  32. €95,000
  33. London
  34. £77,606
  1. SF Bay Area
  2. $170,682
  3. Seattle
  4. $168,177
  5. New York
  6. $158,491
  7. Los Angeles
  8. $156,851
  9. Austin
  10. $156,297
  11. Denver
  12. $151,250
  13. San Diego
  14. $147,000
  15. Washington D.C.
  16. $145,787
  17. Toronto
  18. C$144,027
  19. Boston
  20. $142,428
  21. Chicago
  22. $139,744
  23. Dallas/Ft Worth
  24. $135,361
  25. Philadelphia
  26. $123,000
  27. Minneapolis/St Paul
  28. $115,000
  29. Atlanta
  30. $115,000
  31. Dublin
  32. €95,000
  33. London
  34. £77,606
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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: