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Game Engineer Salary

$80,000 - $88,499
20% of jobs
$90,000 is the 25th percentile. Salaries below this are outliers.
$88,500 - $96,999
28% of jobs
$97,000 - $105,499
13% of jobs
The average salary is $112,320 a year
$105,500 - $113,999
13% of jobs
$117,000 is the 75th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$114,000 - $122,499
10% of jobs
$122,500 - $130,999
0% of jobs
$131,000 - $139,499
0% of jobs
$139,500 - $147,999
0% of jobs
$148,000 - $156,499
0% of jobs
$156,500 - $164,999
0% of jobs
$171,500 is the 90th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$165,000 - $173,500
14% of jobs
National Average
$80,000 $112,320 /year $173,500
$54 /hour
$6,667 - $7,375
20% of jobs
$7,500 is the 25th percentile. Salaries below this are outliers.
$7,375 - $8,083
28% of jobs
$8,083 - $8,792
13% of jobs
The average salary is $9,360 a month
$8,792 - $9,500
13% of jobs
$9,750 is the 75th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$9,500 - $10,208
10% of jobs
$10,208 - $10,917
0% of jobs
$10,917 - $11,625
0% of jobs
$11,625 - $12,333
0% of jobs
$12,333 - $13,042
0% of jobs
$13,042 - $13,750
0% of jobs
$14,291 is the 90th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$13,750 - $14,458
14% of jobs
National Average
$6,667 $9,360 /month $14,458
$54 /hour
$1,538 - $1,702
20% of jobs
$1,730 is the 25th percentile. Wages below this are outliers.
$1,702 - $1,865
28% of jobs
$1,865 - $2,029
13% of jobs
The average wage is $2,160 a week
$2,029 - $2,192
13% of jobs
$2,250 is the 75th percentile. Wages above this are outliers.
$2,192 - $2,356
10% of jobs
$2,356 - $2,519
0% of jobs
$2,519 - $2,683
0% of jobs
$2,683 - $2,846
0% of jobs
$2,846 - $3,010
0% of jobs
$3,010 - $3,173
0% of jobs
$3,298 is the 90th percentile. Wages above this are outliers.
$3,173 - $3,337
14% of jobs
National Average
$1,538 $2,160 /week $3,337
$54 /hour
$38.46 - $42.55
20% of jobs
$43.27 is the 25th percentile. Wages below this are outliers.
$42.55 - $46.63
28% of jobs
$46.63 - $50.72
13% of jobs
The average wage is $54.00 an hour
$50.72 - $54.81
13% of jobs
$56.25 is the 75th percentile. Wages above this are outliers.
$54.81 - $58.89
10% of jobs
$58.89 - $62.98
0% of jobs
$62.98 - $67.07
0% of jobs
$67.07 - $71.15
0% of jobs
$71.15 - $75.24
0% of jobs
$75.24 - $79.33
0% of jobs
$82.45 is the 90th percentile. Wages above this are outliers.
$79.33 - $83.41
14% of jobs
National Average
$38.46 $54 /hour $83.41
  Annual Salary Monthly Pay Weekly Pay Hourly Wage
Top Earners $171,500 $14,291 $3,298 $82
75th Percentile $117,000 $9,750 $2,250 $56
Average $112,320 $9,360 $2,160 $54
25th Percentile $90,000 $7,500 $1,730 $43
Game Engineer Salary Comparison by Location
Nationwide
United States
$112,320
$9,360
$2,160
$54
Ashburn, VA
Virginia
$113,860
$9,488
$2,190
$55

How much does a Game Engineer make?

As of Sep 14, 2021, the average annual pay for a Game Engineer in the United States is $112,320 a year.

Just in case you need a simple salary calculator, that works out to be approximately $54.00 an hour. This is the equivalent of $2,160/week or $9,360/month.

While ZipRecruiter is seeing annual salaries as high as $173,500 and as low as $80,000, the majority of Game Engineer salaries currently range between $90,000 (25th percentile) to $117,000 (75th percentile) with top earners (90th percentile) making $171,500 annually across the United States. The average pay range for a Game Engineer varies greatly (by as much as $27,000), 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 Engineer job market in both Ashburn, VA and the surrounding area is very active. A Game Engineer in your area makes on average $113,860 per year, or $1,540 (1%) more than the national average annual salary of $112,320. Virginia ranks number 15 out of 50 states nationwide for Game Engineer salaries.

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

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

What are Top 10 Highest Paying Cities for Game Engineer Jobs

We’ve identified 10 cities where the typical salary for a Game Engineer job is above the national average. Topping the list is San Mateo, CA, with Boston, MA and Santa Monica, CA close behind in the second and third positions. Santa Monica, CA beats the national average by $18,402 (16.4%), and San Mateo, CA furthers that trend with another $22,255 (19.8%) above the $112,320 average.

Significantly, San Mateo, CA has a very active Game Engineer job market as there are several companies currently hiring for this type of role.

With these 10 cities having average salaries higher than the national average, the opportunities for economic advancement by changing locations as a Game Engineer 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 San Mateo, CA and Springfield, MA, 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 Engineer role.

CityAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
San Mateo, CA$134,576$11,215$2,588$64.70
Boston, MA$132,446$11,037$2,547$63.68
Santa Monica, CA$130,722$10,894$2,514$62.85
Renton, WA$130,296$10,858$2,506$62.64
Berkeley, CA$129,734$10,811$2,495$62.37
Daly City, CA$129,370$10,781$2,488$62.20
Lowell, MA$128,230$10,686$2,466$61.65
Richmond, CA$126,560$10,547$2,434$60.85
Newark, NJ$126,228$10,519$2,427$60.69
Springfield, MA$125,380$10,448$2,411$60.28

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

We found a few related jobs that pay more than jobs in the Game Engineer category.

For example Game Designer jobs pay as much as $17,680 (15.7%) more than the average Game Engineer salary of $112,320.

Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
Game Designer$130,000$10,833$2,500$62.50
Game Engine Developer$116,332$9,694$2,237$55.93
Senior Game Programmer$116,250$9,688$2,236$55.89
Senior Game Developer$113,296$9,441$2,179$54.47
Lead Game Developer$108,209$9,017$2,081$52.02
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.
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