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Game Engine Developer Salary

National Average
$21,000 $116,332 /year $202,500
$56 /hour
National Average
$1,750 $9,694 /month $16,875
$56 /hour
National Average
$404 $2,237 /week $3,894
$56 /hour
National Average
$10.10 $56 /hour $97.36
Annual Salary Monthly Pay Weekly Pay Hourly Wage
Top Earners $186,500 $15,541 $3,586 $90
75th Percentile $129,000 $10,750 $2,480 $62
Average $116,332 $9,694 $2,237 $56
25th Percentile $96,500 $8,041 $1,855 $46
Game Engine Developer Salary Comparison by Location
United States
Ashburn, VA

How much does a Game Engine Developer make?

As of May 16, 2022, the average annual pay for a Game Engine Developer in the United States is $116,332 a year.

Just in case you need a simple salary calculator, that works out to be approximately $55.93 an hour. This is the equivalent of $2,237/week or $9,694/month.

While ZipRecruiter is seeing annual salaries as high as $202,500 and as low as $21,000, the majority of Game Engine Developer salaries currently range between $96,500 (25th percentile) to $129,000 (75th percentile) with top earners (90th percentile) making $186,500 annually across the United States. The average pay range for a Game Engine Developer varies greatly (by as much as $32,500), which suggests there may be many opportunities for advancement and increased pay based on skill level, location and years of experience.

Based on recent job postings on ZipRecruiter, the Game Engine Developer job market in both Ashburn, VA and the surrounding area is very active. A Game Engine Developer in your area makes on average $128,521 per year, or $12,189 (10%) more than the national average annual salary of $116,332. Virginia ranks number 18 out of 50 states nationwide for Game Engine Developer salaries.

To estimate the most accurate annual salary range for Game Engine Developer jobs, ZipRecruiter continuously scans its database of millions of active jobs published locally throughout America.

Find your next high paying job as a Game Engine Developer on ZipRecruiter today.

What are Top 10 Highest Paying Cities for Game Engine Developer Jobs

We’ve identified 10 cities where the typical salary for a Game Engine Developer job is above the national average. Topping the list is New York City, NY, with San Mateo, CA and Boston, MA close behind in the second and third positions. Boston, MA beats the national average by $13,338 (11.5%), and New York City, NY furthers that trend with another $19,441 (16.7%) above the $116,332 average.

With these 10 cities having average salaries higher than the national average, the opportunities for economic advancement by changing locations as a Game Engine Developer appears to be exceedingly fruitful.

Finally, another factor to consider is the average salary for these top ten cities varies very little at 7% between New York City, NY and Richmond, CA, reinforcing the limited potential for much wage advancement. The possibility of a lower cost of living may be the best factor to use when considering location and salary for a Game Engine Developer role.

CityAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
New York City, NY$135,773$11,314$2,611$65.28
San Mateo, CA$133,982$11,165$2,577$64.41
Boston, MA$129,671$10,806$2,494$62.34
Juneau, AK$129,656$10,805$2,493$62.33
Berkeley, CA$128,764$10,730$2,476$61.91
Daly City, CA$128,401$10,700$2,469$61.73
Santa Monica, CA$128,164$10,680$2,465$61.62
Quincy, MA$127,633$10,636$2,454$61.36
Renton, WA$127,566$10,630$2,453$61.33
Richmond, CA$126,438$10,537$2,432$60.79

What are Top 5 Best Paying Related Game Engine Developer Jobs in the U.S.

Analyzing some similar jobs related to the Game Engine Developer job category, we found that GAME Designer jobs have average salaries greater than Game Engine Developer jobs.

Significantly, GAME Designer jobs pay 11.7% ($13,668) more than the average Game Engine Developer salary of $116,332. If you’re qualified, finding work as a GAME Designer may help you make more money than that of the average Game Engine Developer position.

Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
GAME Designer$130,000$10,833$2,500$62.50
Senior Game Programmer$116,250$9,688$2,236$55.89
Senior Game Developer$113,296$9,441$2,179$54.47
Unreal Engine Programmer$112,829$9,402$2,170$54.24
Unreal Engine Remote$112,337$9,361$2,160$54.01
About Our Data
ZipRecruiter salary estimates, histograms, trends and comparisons are derived from both employer job postings and third party data sources.
Data used to develop this report includes ADP data. ADP is an exclusive provider of employee payroll data for ZipRecruiter.