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, 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: