Director of Software Engineering salary in Chicago

Average Base Salary in Chicago

$181,788
$58,826
Additional Cash Compensation
$240,614
Total Compensation
Median: $182K
Min: $130K
Max: $275K

How Much Does a Director of Software Engineering Make in Chicago?

The average salary for a Director of Software Engineering in Chicago is $181,788. The average additional cash compensation for a Director of Software Engineering in Chicago is $58,826. The average total compensation for a Director of Software Engineering in Chicago is $240,614. Director of Software Engineering salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In from anonymous Director of Software Engineering employees in Chicago.

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Director of Software Engineering jobs in Chicago

Head of Software Engineering

Chicago
1 day ago
+49
Head of Software Engineering ABOUT US At All Campus, the passion and talent our employees bring to work every day are at the core of our continued success as a company. We have just been named the #1 mid-size company to work for by Crain’s Chicago Business Best Places to Work (2021), in addition to being recognized as a one of the best workplaces in Chicago several years in a row (2018-2021 Crain’s, 2019-2021 Built In Chicago). We’ve achieved

Director of Engineering

Chicago
5 days ago
+36
Kin Insurance is on a mission to change home insurance from what it could be to what it should be. We're proud to offer affordable insurance coverage in areas most impacted by climate change, like Florida, California and Louisiana, that pay more for insurance than anywhere else in America. We are also proud to be recognized as Built In's 2021 Best Midsize Companies to Work For in Chicago and Forbes 2021 Best Startup Employers in America. We are

Director of Engineering, Front End

Chicago
2 days ago
+34
Civis is hiring an Director of Engineering to lead our efforts to upgrade Civis’s product user experience. In this role, you will partner with our Head of Product Design to set a long term direction and architecture for Front End development at Civis, evaluate and implement emerging technologies when appropriate, and mentor other engineers to level up their front end skillset. As a Director of Engineering, you lead our User Experience engineering team, manage 3-4 working engineers and scale the team as we grow. In order to be successful in this role, you will need to be creative, collaborative, and constantly learning along with the team.

Director, Engineering (Data & Platform)

Chicago
4 hours ago
+52
The product and technology team is leading this innovation for the fast-growing company that is dedicated to building meaningful tech communities. We value talented people who are passionate towards solving business problems through innovation and best product and engineering practices. We embrace a culture of experimentation and constantly strive for improvement and learning. You’ll work in a collaborative, trusting, thought-provoking, outcome-driven environment in a forward-thinking organization that looks to push boundaries - one that encourages diversity of thought and creative solutions that are in the best interests of our customers nationally (and building towards a global brand). 

Engineering Manager

Chicago
1 week ago
+36
As an engineering manager you will lead projects and teams as we build and rethink software and technology for the home insurance industry. We’re tackling a complicated, regulated industry with excitement and innovation as we build tools and systems that make our customers excited to work with us and our internal stakeholders jobs easier. As a leader, we’ll rely on you to build high performing technical teams including hiring, coaching and mentoring. You’ll work with all areas of the business and leadership to gather insights, influence product road maps, and help us achieve our technical goals.

Engineering Manager

Chicago
2 weeks ago
+24
As an Engineering Manager at SpotOn, you will be responsible for growing our teams, providing solutions for our customers and making our platform world-class. Working with our Product and Design Teams, you will help with the creation of products from inception through execution. You must possess a unique blend of business, technical expertise and analytical skills. You will lead engineers and collaborate closely with designers, product managers, QA and other cross-functional team members within the organization to build a product that amazes and delights our users.

Engineering Manager - Remote

Chicago
4 days ago
+48
We are looking for technical team members at all levels who want to push themselves to deliver best in market SaaS solutions. We offer a challenging environment where you will have to grow, adapt and use your skills consistently. Our customers rely on us in the moments that matter. Engineering delivers on that promise.

Data Engineering Managing Consultant

Chicago
2 weeks ago
+44
Provide data and analytics solutions to local clients throughout the Chicagoland area. Learn and work with cutting-edge technologies. Gain knowledge about industries such as; healthcare, retail, insurance, manufacturing, etc. Lead teams to design and architect robust data and analytical solutions for our clients. Work directly with clients to understand and document their business needs and technology requirements. Design, code and test data-centric solutions for clients. Be involved from the beginning to the end of the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC). Mentor and help grow the careers of others. Assist in the sales process and help develop new business. Contribute significantly to the growth of Aptitive and our clients.

Engineering Manager - Front End

Chicago
3 weeks ago
+53
At Sprout Social we are building software that is made to last. Our 25,000+ customers rely on us daily to effectively collaborate and engage with their customers across their social networks. Sprout Social is used by companies like the Chicago Bulls, Sony Electronics, Indiana University, Make-a-wish Foundation, Edelman, and Subaru to create stronger relationships with their customers through social media. Our work has to adapt as brands are

Engineering Manager - Data Science

Chicago
3 weeks ago
+53
At Sprout Social, we build software used by 25,000 companies to create stronger relationships with their customers and create the world’s most beloved brands. As a SaaS product used 24/7/365 by organizations of all sizes, sectors, and geographies, we consume and generate vast amounts of data which hold great potential to improve our business and products.  Relying on your experience with data warehousing, writing ETL pipelines, and deploying REST

Product Engineering Manager - Android

Chicago
14 hours ago
+48
Who we are  M1 Finance has created a personal wealth-building platform made for the modern era, uniting personal perspective and automated ease. We seamlessly combine free investing, low cost borrowing and digital checking all in one intuitive, automated Finance Super App, and we’re driven by a mission to empower personal financial well-being. We believe that financial well-being is fundamental to overall well-being, and we strive to deliver

Product Engineering Manager - iOS

Chicago
1 day ago
+48
Who we are  M1 Finance has created a personal wealth-building platform made for the modern era, uniting personal perspective and automated ease. We seamlessly combine free investing, low cost borrowing and digital checking all in one intuitive, automated Finance Super App, and we’re driven by a mission to empower personal financial well-being. We believe that financial well-being is fundamental to overall well-being, and we strive to deliver

Director of Software Engineering Salary ranges

The most common Director of Software Engineering salary in Chicago is between $180k - $190k.

Average Director of Software Engineering Salary by Company Size

People with the job title Director of Software Engineering make the most at companies with 501-1,000 employees, earning $195,160 on average.

Director of Software Engineering Salary by gender

The average Director of Software Engineering salary for women is $179,900 and the average Director of Software Engineering salary for men is $182,260.

Director of Software Engineering Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Director of Software Engineering with 7+ years of experience is $182,921.

Average Dev + Engineer salaries in Chicago

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
QA Analyst $72,438
Min: $42K
Max: $120K
Junior Software Engineer $84,098
Min: $63K
Max: $130K
QA Engineer $87,095
Min: $0K
Max: $135K
Software Test Engineer $90,984
Min: $55K
Max: $140K
Android Developer $94,820
Min: $60K
Max: $152K
Front End Developer $99,443
Min: $55K
Max: $240K
iOS Developer $103,319
Min: $52K
Max: $160K
Software Engineer $106,692
Min: $60K
Max: $248K
Automation Engineer $107,125
Min: $65K
Max: $240K
Security Engineer $113,586
Min: $80K
Max: $160K
Sales Engineer $113,842
Min: $55K
Max: $220K
Game Developer $114,600
Min: $85K
Max: $136K
Salesforce Developer $115,354
Min: $66K
Max: $197K
Site Reliability Engineer $115,778
Min: $85K
Max: $150K
Data Engineer $118,181
Min: $65K
Max: $180K
DevOps Engineer $118,613
Min: $75K
Max: $170K
QA Manager $123,615
Min: $78K
Max: $170K
Systems Engineer $123,955
Min: $65K
Max: $190K
Senior Software Engineer $133,977
Min: $90K
Max: $188K
Database Administrator $136,500
Min: $95K
Max: $166K
Lead Software Engineer $136,667
Min: $95K
Max: $175K
Data Architect $142,735
Min: $68K
Max: $215K
Engineering Manager $150,176
Min: $77K
Max: $221K
Principal Software Engineer $156,049
Min: $120K
Max: $225K
Hardware Engineer $157,938
Min: $85K
Max: $253K
Machine Learning Engineer $158,000
Min: $125K
Max: $220K
Data Engineering Manager $161,175
Min: $110K
Max: $210K
Director of Software Engineering $181,788
Min: $130K
Max: $275K
CTO (Chief Technology Officer) $201,612
Min: $110K
Max: $310K
Vice President of Engineering $204,783
Min: $125K
Max: $500K

Skills that affect Director of Software Engineering salaries in Chicago

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Amazon Web Services
2% have this skill
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SQL
2% have this skill
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Javascript
2% have this skill
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Java
1% have this skill
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Linux
1% have this skill
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DevOps
1% have this skill

Recent Director of Software Engineering salaries in Chicago

$166,000
Yearly Salary
A Sr. Director, Software Engineering reported a yearly salary of $166,000 with +$58,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
1,000+ Employees
Chicago
>10 Reports
$130,000
Yearly Salary
A Director of Software Engineering reported a yearly salary of $130,000 with +$5,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Chicago
>10 Reports
$168,000
Yearly Salary
A Director of Software Engineering reported a yearly salary of $168,000
7+ Years of Experience
Female
11-50 Employees
Chicago
1-5 Reports
$180,000
Yearly Salary
A Head of IT reported a yearly salary of $180,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$180,000
Yearly Salary
A Director, Engineering reported a yearly salary of $180,000 with +$20,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Female
201-500 Employees
Chicago
$175,441
Yearly Salary
A Director of Engineering reported a yearly salary of $175,441
7+ Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$190,000
Yearly Salary
A Director of Technology reported a yearly salary of $190,000 with +$47,500 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Female
1,000+ Employees
Chicago
$160,000
Yearly Salary
A Director reported a yearly salary of $160,000 with +$16,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Female
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$190,000
Yearly Salary
A Director of Information Security reported a yearly salary of $190,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$230,000
Yearly Salary
A Practice Area Director reported a yearly salary of $230,000
7+ Years of Experience
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501-1,000 Employees
Chicago
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