How much does a Game Engineer make?

Updated Oct 29, 2023

Experience

Industry

Total Pay Range
$91K - $163K/yr
Base Pay
$76K - $136K/yr
Additional Pay
$15K - $27K/yr

$121K

/yr
$91K$163K
Most Likely Range

The estimated total pay for a Game Engineer is $121,243 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $101,745 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $19,498 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

How accurate is this most likely Total Pay range (base + additional) of $91K-$163K/yr?

Top Paying Companies

For a Game Engineer in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Game Engineer in United States. Employers include Riot Games, Schell Games and Filament Games.

1
Riot Games
Riot Games
$205,967/yr
2
Schell Games
$143,487/yr
3
Filament Games
$78,612/yr
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Top Paying Companies

For Game Engineer in United States

1Riot Games$205,967
2Schell Games$143,487
3Filament Games$78,612

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Schell Games
3.9
Game EngineerSee 16 salaries from all locations

$143,487

 / yr
Filament Games
4.9
Game EngineerSee 7 salaries from all locations

$78,612

 / yr
Riot Games
4.3
Game EngineerSee 5 salaries from all locations

$205,967

 / yr
Big Fish Games
3.4
Game EngineerSee 3 salaries from all locations

$128,730

 / yr
Glu Mobile
4.2
Game EngineerSee 3 salaries from all locations

$166,519

 / yr
Babaroga
2.2
Game EngineerSee 3 salaries from all locations

$119,573

 / yr
High 5 Games
3.5
Game EngineerSee 3 salaries from all locations

$132,655

 / yr

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Storm Flag Games
5
Game EngineerSee 2 salaries from all locations

$74

 / hr
Plato TeamGames EngineerSee 2 salaries from all locations

$94,246

 / yr
King Show Games
3
Game EngineerSee 2 salaries from all locations

$130,571

 / yr
Roblox
3.9
Game EngineerSee 2 salaries from all locations

$222,345

 / yr
Rocket Ninja
2.4
Game EngineerSee 1 salaries from all locations

$164,073

 / yr
Playco
3.2
Game EngineerSee 1 salaries from all locations

$130,662

 / yr
Warner Bros.
3.8
Game EngineerSee 1 salaries from all locations

$68

 / hr
Oculus VR
4.5
Game EngineerSee 1 salaries from all locations

$66

 / hr
TLM Partners
4
Game EngineerSee 1 salaries from all locations

$135,993

 / yr
WildWorks
2.9
Game EngineerSee 1 salaries from all locations

$117,494

 / yr
Certain Affinity
3.8
Game EngineerSee 1 salaries from all locations

$150,259

 / yr
Rumble Entertainment
4.1
Game EngineerSee 1 salaries from all locations

$130,234

 / yr
Baronford & Associates
4.1
Game EngineerSee 1 salaries from all locations

$94,596

 / yr
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Game Engineer Salaries

Job TitleSalary
Schell Games Game Engineer salaries - 16 salaries reported$143,487/yr
Filament Games Game Engineer salaries - 7 salaries reported$78,612/yr
Riot Games Game Engineer salaries - 5 salaries reported$205,967/yr
Big Fish Games Game Engineer salaries - 3 salaries reported$128,730/yr
Glu Mobile Game Engineer salaries - 3 salaries reported$166,519/yr
Babaroga Game Engineer salaries - 3 salaries reported$119,573/yr
High 5 Games Game Engineer salaries - 3 salaries reported$132,655/yr
Storm Flag Games Game Engineer salaries - 2 salaries reported$74/hr
Plato Team Games Engineer salaries - 2 salaries reported$94,246/yr
King Show Games Game Engineer salaries - 2 salaries reported$130,571/yr
Roblox Game Engineer salaries - 2 salaries reported$222,345/yr
Rocket Ninja Game Engineer salaries - 1 salaries reported$164,073/yr
Playco Game Engineer salaries - 1 salaries reported$130,662/yr
Warner Bros. Game Engineer salaries - 1 salaries reported$68/hr
Oculus VR Game Engineer salaries - 1 salaries reported$66/hr
TLM Partners Game Engineer salaries - 1 salaries reported$135,993/yr
WildWorks Game Engineer salaries - 1 salaries reported$117,494/yr
Certain Affinity Game Engineer salaries - 1 salaries reported$150,259/yr
Rumble Entertainment Game Engineer salaries - 1 salaries reported$130,234/yr
Baronford & Associates Game Engineer salaries - 1 salaries reported$94,596/yr
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Top Paying Industries

For a Game Engineer in United States

The top 2 paying industries for a Game Engineer in United States are Media & Communication with a median total pay of $174,727 and Education with a median total pay of $78,612.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Media & CommunicationMedia & Communication$174,727

    17% Higher than other industries

  • EducationEducation$78,612

    83% Lower than other industries

Media & Communication

Top paying companies in Media & Communication for Game Engineer are Riot Games and Schell Games.

Riot GamesRiot Games$205,967/yr
Schell GamesSchell Games$143,487/yr

Glassdoor Economist Pay Overview

What is the pay outlook for Engineering?

Engineering jobs are in high demand with workers receiving generous compensation packages and bonuses. Engineering offers ample opportunity for growth and development with transferable skills across an array of fields from software, supply chain and logistics to aerospace. Most roles require at least a bachelor’s degree. To remain competitive, job-seekers should consider specialization or skill-specific programs such as coding boot-camps or certifications.

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Job Title

Location

Total Pay

Base Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date or Time

Tools Programmer

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$160,000

/yr

Submitted 2 days ago

4-6 years
2 days ago
Game Developer

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$120,500

/yr

$120K | $500

Submitted 2 days ago

1-3 years
2 days ago
Unity, Developer

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$28

/hr

Submitted 3 days ago

1-3 years
3 days ago
Unity Game Developer

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$25

/hr

Submitted 3 days ago

1-3 years
3 days ago
Game Programmer

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$100,000

/yr

Submitted 4 days ago

10-14 years
4 days ago
Gameplay Programmer

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$135,000

/yr

Submitted 5 days ago

4-6 years
5 days ago

Game Engineer pay FAQ

The average salary for a Game Engineer is $121,243 per year in United States. Salaries estimates are based on 80 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Game Engineer employees in United States.

The highest salary for a Game Engineer in United States is $163,294 per year.

The lowest salary for a Game Engineer in United States is $90,932 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a Game Engineer or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Game Engineer.

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