Director of Software Engineering salary in Chicago

Average Base Salary in Chicago

$182,785
$61,758
Additional Cash Compensation
$244,543
Total Compensation
Median: $183K
Min: $133K
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 $182,785. The average additional cash compensation for a Director of Software Engineering in Chicago is $61,758. The average total compensation for a Director of Software Engineering in Chicago is $244,543. 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

Director of Engineering

Chicago
4 days ago
+31
Rise Buildings is a technology company focused on providing an all-in-one solution for the real estate industry.  Based in Chicago, we have grown quickly to become a leader in the proptech space, delivering best-in-class property operations and occupant experience to the biggest owners and operators in commercial and residential real estate.  Our product offering includes software paired with enabling hardware deployed internationally across

Engineering Manager

Chicago
4 days ago
+63
Vivid Seats is seeking an Engineering Manager to lead a highly skilled, cross-functional engineering team to build and deliver our industry-leading point of sales system for ticket brokers. As an Engineering Manager, you'll be responsible for making sure that the applications you own 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 manages and delivers millions of tickets each year. 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.

Systems Engineering Manager

Chicago
11 hours ago
+45
As the Meraki System Engineering Manager, you will directly manage a team of System Engineers in Cisco Meraki Velocity Business, as part of Inside Sales Systems Engineering. You’ll be accountable for executing on territory sales goals by driving sales engineering programs, act as a trusted advisor to customers and lead technology conversations, provide technical enablement, pre-sales support and technical mentorship to the sales team.

Software Engineering Manager

Chicago
1 day ago
+38
As the Engineering Manager for Club Automation, you will own the day-to-day management of your development team. This includes daily operations, maintenance, firefighting, troubleshooting, reporting, enhancements and development for current projects. You will be responsible for leading a team of engineers with designing and implementing the next killer Club Automation product. Ultimately, you will set the values and vision of the team. 

Software Engineering Manager

Chicago
1 day ago
+38
As the Engineering Manager for Club Automation, you will own the day-to-day management of your development team. This includes daily operations, maintenance, firefighting, troubleshooting, reporting, enhancements and development for current projects. You will be responsible for leading a team of engineers with designing and implementing the next killer Club Automation product. Ultimately, you will set the values and vision of the team. 

Sr. Engineering Manager

Chicago
2 days ago
+40
project44 is looking for a Senior Engineering Manager to join (and lead) our engineering team in downtown Chicago. You will work in a fast-paced, Agile environment, leading teams that are designing, building, and implementing scalable micro-service systems consumed by companies around the world.  If the idea of processing tens-of-thousands of requests per-second in a fast-paced, data-driven environment sounds like fun, this is the place to be.

Engineering Manager, Buyer Experience

Chicago
4 days ago
+47
Foster a culture of delivery with a focus on quality. Clear the way for the team by identifying and removing obstacles. Ensure Reverb engineering practices are maintained and help create best practices where there are needed. Collaborate closely with the product manager and help engineers understand the larger context of their work. Manage the performance and career growth of team members. Set clear expectations for team members and provide constructive feedback. Champion communication and trust between teams, with product, and across the organization.

Engineering Manager, Mobile

Chicago
4 days ago
+63
This position is open to fully-remote candidates who can work from anywhere in the United States and Canada. Candidates also have the option to work from one of our office locations in Chicago or Toronto.We strongly encourage all interested applicants to apply to our open roles regardless of how many qualifications they meet. Most of our posted positions have a degree of flexibility in the stated requirements.The Opportunity:As an Engineering

Quality Engineering Manager

Chicago
1 week ago
+40
If you are passionate about leading teams and love implementing testing practices in an agile environment this position is for you. This is a strategic role and we are looking for managers who have experience leading teams and can operate at scale. If you like to build, grow and develop teams and like to make a huge impact while doing so, we are interested in talking to you.   

Machine Learning Engineering Director

Chicago
3 weeks ago
+18
As a senior leader in Software Engineering, you will combine your years of proven expertise with a never-ending quest to create innovative technology through solid engineering practices. You’ll lead a highly inspired and inquisitive team of technologists who are already developing and deploying applications to the highest standards. With your deep knowledge of design, analytics, development, coding, testing and application programming, your team will raise their game even more, meeting your standards, as well as satisfying both business and functional requirements. Your passion and experience in one or more technology domains will help solve complex and mission critical problems, internally and externally. As a constant learner and early adopter, you’re already embracing leading-edge technologies and methodologies; your example encourages others to follow suit. In addition to creating solutions with your in-house team, you’ll also work alongside our team of technologists from around the world who are just as dedicated as you are. We embrace a culture of experimentation and constantly strive for improvement and learning. You’ll work in a collaborative, trusting, thought-provoking environment—one that encourages diversity of thought and creative solutions that are in the best interests of our customers globally.

Software Engineering Director

Chicago
3 weeks ago
+18
As a senior leader in Software Engineering, you will combine your years of proven expertise with a never-ending quest to create innovative technology through solid engineering practices. You’ll lead a highly inspired and inquisitive team of technologists who are already developing and deploying applications to the highest standards. With your deep knowledge of design, analytics, development, coding, testing and application programming, your team will raise their game even more, meeting your standards, as well as satisfying both business and functional requirements. Your passion and experience in one or more technology domains will help solve complex and mission critical problems, internally and externally. As a constant learner and early adopter, you’re already embracing leading-edge technologies and methodologies; your example encourages others to follow suit. In addition to creating solutions with your in-house team, you’ll also work alongside our team of technologists from around the world who are just as dedicated as you are. We embrace a culture of experimentation and constantly strive for improvement and learning. You’ll work in a collaborative, trusting, thought-provoking environment—one that encourages diversity of thought and creative solutions that are in the best interests of our customers globally.

Software Engineering Director - Global Lead for Client Onboarding -

Chicago
3 weeks ago
+18
As a senior leader in Software Engineering, you will combine your years of proven expertise with a never-ending quest to create innovative technology through solid engineering practices. You’ll lead a highly inspired and inquisitive team of technologists who are already developing and deploying applications to the highest standards. With your deep knowledge of design, analytics, development, coding, testing and application programming, your team will raise their game even more, meeting your standards, as well as satisfying both business and functional requirements. Your passion and experience in one or more technology domains will help solve complex and mission critical problems, internally and externally. As a constant learner and early adopter, you’re already embracing leading-edge technologies and methodologies; your example encourages others to follow suit. In addition to creating solutions with your in-house team, you’ll also work alongside our team of technologists from around the world who are just as dedicated as you are. We embrace a culture of experimentation and constantly strive for improvement and learning. You’ll work in a collaborative, trusting, thought-provoking environment—one that encourages diversity of thought and creative solutions that are in the best interests of our customers globally.

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 1,000+ employees, earning $198,100 on average.

Director of Software Engineering Salary by gender

The average Director of Software Engineering salary for women is $183,500 and the average Director of Software Engineering salary for men is $183,005.

Director of Software Engineering Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Director of Software Engineering with 7+ years of experience is $184,281.

Average Dev + Engineer salaries in Chicago

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
QA Analyst $71,851
Min: $42K
Max: $120K
Junior Software Engineer $81,206
Min: $63K
Max: $112K
QA Engineer $83,399
Min: $0K
Max: $120K
Software Test Engineer $90,155
Min: $55K
Max: $120K
Android Developer $95,039
Min: $60K
Max: $152K
Front End Developer $99,462
Min: $55K
Max: $240K
iOS Developer $103,514
Min: $52K
Max: $160K
Automation Engineer $106,362
Min: $65K
Max: $240K
Software Engineer $106,896
Min: $60K
Max: $165K
Salesforce Developer $109,900
Min: $66K
Max: $135K
Security Engineer $110,339
Min: $80K
Max: $150K
Sales Engineer $113,684
Min: $55K
Max: $220K
Systems Engineer $114,814
Min: $65K
Max: $151K
Site Reliability Engineer $116,857
Min: $90K
Max: $150K
Data Engineer $117,836
Min: $65K
Max: $165K
DevOps Engineer $118,105
Min: $75K
Max: $170K
Game Developer $118,250
Min: $85K
Max: $136K
QA Manager $121,960
Min: $78K
Max: $170K
Lead Software Engineer $133,881
Min: $102K
Max: $170K
Senior Software Engineer $133,900
Min: $90K
Max: $185K
Machine Learning Engineer $135,000
Min: $125K
Max: $145K
Data Architect $139,463
Min: $68K
Max: $190K
Database Administrator $142,800
Min: $130K
Max: $166K
Hardware Engineer $145,200
Min: $85K
Max: $224K
Engineering Manager $147,757
Min: $77K
Max: $220K
Principal Software Engineer $152,694
Min: $120K
Max: $225K
Data Engineering Manager $178,821
Min: $137K
Max: $210K
Director of Software Engineering $182,785
Min: $133K
Max: $275K
CTO (Chief Technology Officer) $199,702
Min: $110K
Max: $310K
Vice President of Engineering $204,471
Min: $125K
Max: $500K

Skills that affect Director of Software Engineering salaries in Chicago

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Recent Director of Software Engineering salaries in 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
Prefer not to say
501-1,000 Employees
Chicago
$246,700
Yearly Salary
A Director of Software Engineering reported a yearly salary of $246,700
7+ Years of Experience
Male
1,000+ Employees
Chicago
5-10 Reports
$180,000
Yearly Salary
A Director of Software Engineering reported a yearly salary of $180,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
501-1,000 Employees
Chicago
$200,000
Yearly Salary
A Director of Open Source Technology reported a yearly salary of $200,000 with +$40,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
1,000+ Employees
Chicago
$180,000
Yearly Salary
A Delivery Director reported a yearly salary of $180,000 with +$63,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$180,000
Yearly Salary
A Director of Front End Development reported a yearly salary of $180,000 with +$36,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
1,000+ Employees
Chicago
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