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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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. $171,839
  5. Seattle
  6. $158,017
  7. San Diego
  8. $147,800
  9. New York
  10. $146,180
  11. Los Angeles
  12. $144,850
  13. Boston
  14. $143,517
  15. Houston
  16. $139,322
  17. Toronto
  18. C$132,552
  19. Washington D.C.
  20. $131,146
  21. Austin
  22. $129,878
  23. Denver
  24. $128,714
  25. Atlanta
  26. $128,333
  27. Philadelphia
  28. $123,950
  29. Chicago
  30. $118,986
  31. Dallas/Ft Worth
  32. $115,354
  33. Tampa
  34. $108,000
  35. Dublin
  36. €106,500
  37. Minneapolis/St Paul
  38. $99,999
  39. London
  40. £78,019
  41. France
  42. €35,000
  1. Columbus
  2. $200,000
  3. SF Bay Area
  4. $171,839
  5. Seattle
  6. $158,017
  7. San Diego
  8. $147,800
  9. New York
  10. $146,180
  11. Los Angeles
  12. $144,850
  13. Boston
  14. $143,517
  15. Houston
  16. $139,322
  17. Toronto
  18. C$132,552
  19. Washington D.C.
  20. $131,146
  21. Austin
  22. $129,878
  23. Denver
  24. $128,714
  25. Atlanta
  26. $128,333
  27. Philadelphia
  28. $123,950
  29. Chicago
  30. $118,986
  31. Dallas/Ft Worth
  32. $115,354
  33. Tampa
  34. $108,000
  35. Dublin
  36. €106,500
  37. Minneapolis/St Paul
  38. $99,999
  39. London
  40. £78,019
  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: