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Director of Software Engineering salary in Chicago

Average Base Salary in Chicago

$179,450
$32,800
Additional Cash Compensation
$212,250
Total Compensation
Median: $179K
Min: $140K
Max: $221K

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

The average salary for a Director of Software Engineering in Chicago is $179,450. The average additional cash compensation for a Director of Software Engineering in Chicago is $32,800. The average total compensation for a Director of Software Engineering in Chicago is $212,250. Director of Software Engineering salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In Chicago from anonymous Director of Software Engineering employees in Chicago.

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Director of Software Engineering jobs in Chicago
37

Director of Engineering

Chicago
1 day ago
+27
project44 is looking for a VP of Engineering with a proven track record that can bring the passion, work ethic and expertise needed to lead a strong Engineering team at a fast-growing tech startup. This is a senior leadership role focused on scaling the organization and practices and delivering best-in-class functionality and usability, with high quality, at a competitive velocity, managing direct reports and driving agile product delivery across multiple teams. The group includes teams that are responsible for both front-end and backend components for our Freight API SaaS service and partners closely with Product Management.

Director, Engineering

Chicago
5 days ago
+21
Managing the advancement and deployment of specific disciplines and technologies. Actively participating in the engineering process - anticipating our future needs. Leading global direction and changes. Providing technical and career mentoring for our team. Challenging our team to achieve difficult goals and empowering our team to make decisions. Acquiring, onboarding and allocating resources.

Engineering Manager

Chicago
1 week ago
+16
As an Engineering Manager, you'll lead a highly skilled, cross-functional engineering team to deliver product features that will have a direct impact on achieving our business objectives. You'll be responsible for making sure that the applications you own continue to scale with our business and adhere to technical best practices and organizational standards. You'll work with business stakeholders and product owners to plan and deliver the software that guides fans to their favorite live events. In addition to leading the team in day-to-day execution, you will play a role in hiring new engineers as well as carrying out performance management, coaching, and delivering feedback.

Software Engineering Manager

Chicago
6 days ago
+16
In this role, you will lead the development of Reporting Solutions at Morningstar. An ideal candidate would be a self-starter who gets technology as an art, understands business goals and creates scalable, flexible technical solutions. The candidate would be fully responsible for delivery and ensuring modern software development practices are being applied with rigor. They would motivate the team and cultivate a culture of high energy and technical excellence. Establishing a good support infrastructure to handle production issues and being responsive to customer problems is essential to the role. Exposure & experience in large-scale system implementation is a big plus. This position is based out of our headquarters in Chicago.

Tech Lead | Engineering Manager

Chicago
1 week ago
+28
As a Tech Lead at Civis you amplify the contributions of your colleagues by leading an engineering team. This role is for a technical leader, effective at directing multiple engineers, coordinating with other Tech Leads, and collaborating with peers in product management, client success, etc. Our Tech Leads exhibit excellent judgment, ownership, and autonomy. At Civis, you will be responsible for making important decisions about technology, architecture, priorities and project staging. You will play an outsized role in making Civis a great place to build great software products. As part of the tech leadership team you will collaborate with your peers to set department direction, inspire the team and build great products.

Software Engineering Manager (Security)

Chicago
3 weeks ago
+21
At Relativity, we make software to help users organize data, discover the truth, and act on it. Our e-discovery platform is used by more than 13,000 organizations around the world to manage large volumes of data and quickly identify key issues during litigation, internal investigations, and compliance projects. Here you can own your career in a community of values-driven people who help our customers around the world solve complex data challenges

Director of Software Engineering

Chicago
1 week ago
+23
The Director of Web Engineering is responsible for the overall planning, organizing, and execution of the consumer-facing web applications. This includes directing all engineering efforts to meet product requirements, support, monitoring, and iterative improvement of existing web applications, strategic development of new application solutions when necessary and the high-level architecture and detailed design on the implementation and delivery of web application components. The role requires proven experience in planning, designing, developing and deploying performant, scalable and resilient web application systems.

Director of Engineering

Chicago
1 week ago
+40
Position: Director of Engineering, Payformance SolutionsOffice: Chicago, IL Why we’re excited to get to work: The mission for Payformance Solutions is simple. We aim to be a catalyst for payment transformation in the healthcare industry. Our proprietary software solutions allow payers and providers to focus on what really matters: providing patients with access to care that yields the best health outcomes, at the lowest costs. The healthcare

Director of Engineering

Chicago
2 weeks ago
+16
About us Founded in 2014, HealthJoy is a rapidly growing healthcare technology company on a mission to help employers and employees maximize the value of their benefits. Our platform provides members with a centralized benefits experience by combining a virtual healthcare assistant (JOY) and benefits wallet with telemedicine and concierge services. By integrating these services, members are guided to the right point of care, high-quality and low

Director of Engineering

Chicago
3 weeks ago
+22
The Director of Development is responsible for leading a team or multiple teams of developers to success by planning and implementing strategies that execute product vision and business scalability. The role will require making tactical and strategic decisions that will ensure RedShelf's success in the Higher Education market while also getting your hands dirty by releasing code and collaborating closely with members of your development team.

Engineering Manager

Chicago
1 week ago
+14
As an Engineering Manager, you will work closely with technical leads and product managers to lead a team delivering the best solutions for our customers. You will develop a deep understanding of the people, technologies, and practices of your team, and apply your expertise to planning, prioritization, and execution. You will support the self-development and career growth of individuals, as well as foster a supportive, inclusive, and collaborative environment in which people do their best work.

Engineering Manager

Chicago
1 week ago
+48
ActiveCampaign is one of the fastest growing tech companies in Chicago revolutionizing marketing automation. Our software allows all of our users, the power to make smarter business decisions based on data-driven analytics. The engineering manager oversees the holistic functions of a development team with the primary goals of ensuring the team is delivering quality software, working effectively, and there is access to resources needed to succeed.

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 500+ employees, earning $185,333 on average.

Director of Software Engineering Salary by gender

The average Director of Software Engineering salary for women is $182,750 and the average Director of Software Engineering salary for men is $176,200.

Director of Software Engineering Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Director of Software Engineering with 7+ years of experience is $180,000.

Average Dev + Engineer salaries in Chicago

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
QA Analyst $69,620
Min: $42K
Max: $93K
QA Engineer $77,885
Min: $50K
Max: $110K
Software Test Engineer $90,700
Min: $72K
Max: $120K
Front End Developer $91,908
Min: $60K
Max: $133K
Software Engineer $95,728
Min: $60K
Max: $150K
Android Developer $96,000
Min: $65K
Max: $122K
iOS Developer $100,848
Min: $52K
Max: $160K
Automation Engineer $102,700
Min: $65K
Max: $240K
Salesforce Developer $107,647
Min: $66K
Max: $135K
Sales Engineer $111,601
Min: $55K
Max: $160K
DevOps Engineer $112,000
Min: $75K
Max: $170K
Security Engineer $112,783
Min: $84K
Max: $135K
Data Engineer $116,950
Min: $70K
Max: $165K
QA Manager $119,300
Min: $78K
Max: $170K
Senior Software Engineer $124,936
Min: $87K
Max: $180K
Data Architect $136,250
Min: $114K
Max: $165K
Engineering Manager $143,432
Min: $101K
Max: $165K
Principal Software Engineer $147,375
Min: $120K
Max: $210K
Director of Software Engineering $180,950
Min: $140K
Max: $221K
CTO (Chief Technology Officer) $200,718
Min: $110K
Max: $310K
Vice President of Engineering $211,044
Min: $125K
Max: $500K

Chicago Companies with the Highest Dev + Engineer Salaries

+48
Mobile, Software
Marketing Tech, Software
+24
Professional Services, Software

Skills that affect Director of Software Engineering salaries in Chicago

1
Amazon Web Services
3% have this skill
2
Javascript
3% have this skill
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SQL
3% have this skill
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Java
3% have this skill
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DevOps
3% have this skill
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C#
2% have this skill

Recent Director of Software Engineering salaries in Chicago

$165,000
Yearly Salary
A Director of Engineering reported a yearly salary of $165,000
5-7 Years of Experience
Male
11-50 Employees
Chicago
$200,000
Yearly Salary
A Director of Software Engineering reported a yearly salary of $200,000 with +$40,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Female
500+ Employees
Chicago
>10 Reports
$210,000
Yearly Salary
A Director of Engineering reported a yearly salary of $210,000
7+ Years of Experience
Female
11-50 Employees
Chicago
>10 Reports
$157,000
Yearly Salary
A Director of Software Engineering reported a yearly salary of $157,000 with +$78,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
201-500 Employees
Chicago
1-5 Reports
$182,000
Yearly Salary
A Practice Lead reported a yearly salary of $182,000 with +$40,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Chicago
5-10 Reports
$215,000
Yearly Salary
A Director of Software Engineering reported a yearly salary of $215,000 with +$60,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
500+ Employees
Chicago
$160,000
Yearly Salary
A Director of Software Engineering reported a yearly salary of $160,000 with +$5,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
Chicago
$181,000
Yearly Salary
A Sr. Director, Professional Services reported a yearly salary of $181,000 with +$15,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Chicago
>10 Reports
$140,000
Yearly Salary
A Director of Application Development reported a yearly salary of $140,000 with +$10,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Chicago
>10 Reports
$180,000
Yearly Salary
A Director of Software Engineering reported a yearly salary of $180,000 with +$45,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Chicago
>10 Reports
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