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

  1. SF Bay Area
  2. $154,889
  3. New York
  4. $145,495
  5. Boston
  6. $141,481
  7. Seattle
  8. $138,885
  9. Denver
  10. $133,333
  11. Los Angeles
  12. $125,466
  13. Washington D.C.
  14. $121,124
  15. Chicago
  16. $111,540
  17. San Diego
  18. $107,500
  19. Toronto
  20. C$104,758
  21. Austin
  22. $102,857
  23. Dallas/Ft Worth
  24. $80,000
  25. London
  26. £64,155
  27. France
  28. €47,591
  1. SF Bay Area
  2. $154,889
  3. New York
  4. $145,495
  5. Boston
  6. $141,481
  7. Seattle
  8. $138,885
  9. Denver
  10. $133,333
  11. Los Angeles
  12. $125,466
  13. Washington D.C.
  14. $121,124
  15. Chicago
  16. $111,540
  17. San Diego
  18. $107,500
  19. Toronto
  20. C$104,758
  21. Austin
  22. $102,857
  23. Dallas/Ft Worth
  24. $80,000
  25. London
  26. £64,155
  27. France
  28. €47,591
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Where AR/VR Engineers are highest in demand

    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: