Gaming Engineer Salary in Washington D.C.

Gaming Engineer Job Description

Gaming Engineers (also known as software engineers or video game programmers) provide the core coding platform for video games. They may also be responsible for customizing gaming mechanics, graphics and simulated physics to fit with the vision of the designer. Other duties of a gaming engineer include troubleshooting video games to ensure that they run smoothly.

Gaming Engineers create games designed for various mediums, including games designed for the web, mobile devices, computer and specific gaming consoles like the PlayStation and Xbox. They may work long hours in a comfortable space and sometimes over the weekend, especially if a deadline or launch date is close. Most designers are skilled in multiple programming languages, including popular languages such as C++ and Java.

Living and Working in Washington DC

Known for its fast-paced political climate, Washington, DC is also a thriving metropolis with a diverse mix of businesses. The city is home to several major companies, including HCL Technologies, Amazon and Microsoft. Getting around Washington is easy. The Metrobus and Metrorail provide a convenient option for getting across town. However, many of the residents prefer to walk or ride when they can, especially during the spring and fall.

Prices of apartments within the city generally depend on the location and proximity to metro stations (the closer the more expensive). Some of the major neighborhoods include Forest Hills, U Street, Georgetown, DuPont Circle and Columbia Heights. Many students reside within Foggy Bottom, home to George Washington University, while Mount Vernon Square is a bike-friendly zone with a business pulse.

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Compare Gaming Engineer salaries by region

Gaming 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. $142,258
  3. Los Angeles
  4. $140,905
  5. Seattle
  6. $133,928
  7. New York
  8. $130,613
  9. Austin
  10. $125,355
  11. Boston
  12. $118,245
  13. Chicago
  14. $117,984
  15. Denver
  16. $113,931
  17. Dallas/Ft Worth
  18. $110,000
  19. Washington D.C.
  20. $103,293
  21. San Diego
  22. $95,000
  23. Toronto
  24. C$83,783
  25. London
  26. £54,217
  27. France
  28. €46,147
  1. SF Bay Area
  2. $142,258
  3. Los Angeles
  4. $140,905
  5. Seattle
  6. $133,928
  7. New York
  8. $130,613
  9. Austin
  10. $125,355
  11. Boston
  12. $118,245
  13. Chicago
  14. $117,984
  15. Denver
  16. $113,931
  17. Dallas/Ft Worth
  18. $110,000
  19. Washington D.C.
  20. $103,293
  21. San Diego
  22. $95,000
  23. Toronto
  24. C$83,783
  25. London
  26. £54,217
  27. France
  28. €46,147
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Where Gaming Engineers are highest in demand

    Gaming 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: