Salary Directory Seattle Gaming Engineers

Gaming Engineer Salary in Seattle

Gaming Engineer Job Description

Gaming engineers design and develop video games. In addition to programming a video game, game engineers may be involved in the conceptual stage as well as audio and visual production. Other responsibilities may include troubleshooting, fine-tuning the core features of video games and creating cross-platform compatibility.

Gaming engineers may work on games designed for mobile devices such as phones and tablets or for larger consoles. They typically work in a fast-paced environment alongside software developers, video game designers and system engineers. Many game engineers work long hours and sometimes over the weekend to meet deadlines.

Living and Working In Seattle

Considered one of the major gaming capitals of the world, Seattle is home to a thriving tech industry that boasts over 16,500 employees and 300 game companies‰ÛÓranging from indie gaming studios to larger developers such as Microsoft, Valve, Big Fish, PopCap and WildTangent. Several of the colleges within the city offer game-engineering programs, a factor that has made the city a popular pick for young aspiring designers.

Seattle offers a little of something for everyone. While it‰Ûªs famous for its rain and chilly winter, the city also experiences beautiful spring and summer. During the summer, many residents prefer to hike or ride on the bike lanes. Some of the popular destinations include the Space Needle, Washington Park Arboretum and the Seattle Art Museum. The city is also home to close to a dozen neighborhoods. Capitol Hill houses many young professionals while Belltown is the hub of the city‰Ûªs nightlife.

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Based on real Hired interview data, Gaming Engineers in Seattle earn an average annual salary of
Based on real Hired interview data, Gaming Engineers in SF Bay Area earn an average annual salary of
$143,564
The salaries of candidates in this role range from a low of $100,000 to a high of $200,000, with a median salary of $145,000.

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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. SF Bay Area
  2. $154,348
  3. Seattle
  4. $144,169
  5. New York
  6. $142,168
  7. Los Angeles
  8. $135,879
  9. Boston
  10. $134,220
  11. Washington D.C.
  12. $122,666
  13. San Diego
  14. $122,000
  15. Austin
  16. $116,750
  17. Denver
  18. $115,089
  19. Dallas/Ft Worth
  20. $115,000
  21. Chicago
  22. $114,659
  23. Toronto
  24. C$96,260
  25. London
  26. £66,094
  27. France
  28. €50,753
  1. SF Bay Area
  2. $154,348
  3. Seattle
  4. $144,169
  5. New York
  6. $142,168
  7. Los Angeles
  8. $135,879
  9. Boston
  10. $134,220
  11. Washington D.C.
  12. $122,666
  13. San Diego
  14. $122,000
  15. Austin
  16. $116,750
  17. Denver
  18. $115,089
  19. Dallas/Ft Worth
  20. $115,000
  21. Chicago
  22. $114,659
  23. Toronto
  24. C$96,260
  25. London
  26. £66,094
  27. France
  28. €50,753
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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: