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. SF Bay Area
  2. $184,000
  3. Seattle
  4. $168,687
  5. Washington D.C.
  6. $167,181
  7. New York
  8. $156,754
  9. Atlanta
  10. $156,600
  11. Los Angeles
  12. $156,428
  13. Denver
  14. $155,000
  15. Boston
  16. $148,285
  17. Chicago
  18. $142,425
  19. Columbus
  20. $142,142
  21. Toronto
  22. C$130,000
  23. Philadelphia
  24. $129,478
  25. Dallas/Ft Worth
  26. $125,295
  27. Austin
  28. $111,333
  29. Dublin
  30. €100,000
  31. Tampa
  32. $95,000
  33. Houston
  34. $91,250
  35. London
  36. £90,869
  37. France
  38. €22,000
  1. SF Bay Area
  2. $184,000
  3. Seattle
  4. $168,687
  5. Washington D.C.
  6. $167,181
  7. New York
  8. $156,754
  9. Atlanta
  10. $156,600
  11. Los Angeles
  12. $156,428
  13. Denver
  14. $155,000
  15. Boston
  16. $148,285
  17. Chicago
  18. $142,425
  19. Columbus
  20. $142,142
  21. Toronto
  22. C$130,000
  23. Philadelphia
  24. $129,478
  25. Dallas/Ft Worth
  26. $125,295
  27. Austin
  28. $111,333
  29. Dublin
  30. €100,000
  31. Tampa
  32. $95,000
  33. Houston
  34. $91,250
  35. London
  36. £90,869
  37. France
  38. €22,000
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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: