Lead Software Engineer salary in Chicago

Average Base Salary in Chicago

$129,786
$12,540
Additional Cash Compensation
$142,326
Total Compensation
Median: $130K
Min: $102K
Max: $161K

How Much Does a Lead Software Engineer Make in Chicago?

The average salary for a Lead Software Engineer in Chicago is $129,786. The average additional cash compensation for a Lead Software Engineer in Chicago is $12,540. The average total compensation for a Lead Software Engineer in Chicago is $142,326. Lead Software Engineer salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In Chicago from anonymous Lead Software Engineer employees in Chicago.

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Lead Software Engineer jobs in Chicago

Lead Software Engineer

Chicago
15 hours ago
+54
GoHealth is looking to add a Lead Software Engineer to play an important part in designing high-performing, scalable, web-based software solutions that handle a high volume of transactions each day. As a senior member of our software engineering team, you are experienced with software design, architecture, construction, testing, deployment, and support in an Agile environment. As a Lead Software Engineer, you will be an important contributor to our software development at GoHealth, and serve as an expert in our organization and a leader to your team. You will report to the VP of Engineering.

LEAD SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Chicago
5 days ago
+41
JOB DUTIES: Responsibilities of the incumbents are across functional lines with individuals assigned in new program development and/or maintenance of existing mobile, WEB, Cloud, server, personal computer, mainframe, and/or distributed computing systems.

Lead Software Engineer

Chicago
1 week ago
+43
Works on more complex, less clearly-defined software projects under limited supervision. Applies a full understanding of established systems software development principles and best practices to analyze complex issues. Updates or modifies working methods in their own role/work area without the benefit of defined procedures. Lead Software Engineers are expected to have a high level of knowledge of domain technologies, platforms and systems software development principles and best practices to independently resolve problems and make major changes to existing processes/systems.

Lead Software Engineer

North Suburbs
1 week ago
+43
Develop and maintain full stack solutions to fit business needs ― full stack solutions require one or more of the following: front-end (user interfaces), back-end (APIs), database and DevOps development. Work directly with business partners to understand business requirements. Work independently or with own team to innovate and advocate for best practices within the team. Design complex solutions and lead them from inception to production within the Agile team.

Lead Software Engineer Full stack

North Suburbs
13 hours ago
+43
Develop and maintain full stack solutions to fit business needs ― full stack solutions require one or more of the following: front-end (user interfaces), back-end (APIs), database and DevOps development. Work directly with business partners to understand business requirements. Work independently or with own team to innovate and advocate for best practices within the team. Design complex solutions and lead them from inception to production within the Agile team.

Lead Software Engineer - Full Stack

North Suburbs
6 days ago
+43
Develop and maintain full stack solutions to fit business needs ― full stack solutions require one or more of the following: front-end (user interfaces), back-end (APIs), database and DevOps development. Work directly with business partners to understand business requirements. Work independently or with own team to innovate and advocate for best practices within the team. Design complex solutions and lead them from inception to production within the Agile team.

Lead Software Engineer - Streaming Data

Remote
1 week ago
+43
As a Lead Software Engineer – Streaming Data, you will provide engineering leadership to build products that will support our streaming data pipelines and other real-time based solutions.  You will be on the cutting edge of finding and integrating new technologies/platforms to be used by a large community of companywide engineers.  We are looking for a talented individual that is strong technically, creative, and can work across many new technologies.   You will be expected to drive innovation, R&D new solutions and must be able to operate without prescriptive directives from management.

Lead Software Engineer, Futures Trading Desk

Chicago
6 days ago
+52
We are starting a new trading desk and we’re looking for a Lead Software Engineer to bootstrap the effort. In this role, you’ll be expected to design, development and test proprietary trading software. The firm has built up a significant set of tools and technology, which you will have access to. You will be expected to pragmatically focus on business value by leveraging our existing tools and infrastructure wherever possible.

Lead Software Engineer - SQL PaaS 20-0486

Remote
2 weeks ago
+54
The Lead Software Engineer at Relativity develops software and leads a team to apply software engineering best practices to deliver high quality, maintainable, reusable, reliable, performant, and scalable software. You will serve as a technical liaison between your team and other internal and external development teams to identify and resolve dependencies, to identify, improve, and apply software engineering best practices and processes, and to identify and mitigate risks to the on-time delivery of software. 

Lead Software Engineer Full Stack - Web/Mobile Authentication

North Suburbs
1 week ago
+43
Currently seeking thoughtful, well-rounded full stack software engineering professional to be part of the Business Technology - Customer Engagement Platform department. In this role, the individual will work in a highly technical agile team which handles common authentication services for Discover websites and mobile apps utilizing the latest Discover platforms for continuous delivery and cloud development. The individual will be required to foster collaboration and provide thought leadership while contributing to the development of modern authentication services.

Software Engineering Lead

Chicago
1 week ago
As an experienced member of our Software Engineering Group, we look first and foremost for people who are passionate around solving business problems through innovation and engineering practices. You'll be required to apply your depth of knowledge and expertise to all aspects of the software development lifecycle, as well as partner continuously with your many stakeholders on a daily basis to stay focused on common goals. 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.

Lead Fullstack Software Engineer

Chicago
1 week ago
As an experienced member of our Software Engineering Group, we look first and foremost for people who are passionate around solving business problems through innovation and engineering practices. You'll be required to apply your depth of knowledge and expertise to all aspects of the software development lifecycle, as well as partner continuously with your many stakeholders on a daily basis to stay focused on common goals. 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.

Lead Software Engineer Salary ranges

The most common Lead Software Engineer salary in Chicago is between $120k - $130k.

Average Lead Software Engineer Salary by Company Size

People with the job title Lead Software Engineer make the most at companies with 201-500 employees, earning $161,000 on average.

Lead Software Engineer Salary by gender

The average Lead Software Engineer salary for women is $122,500 and the average Lead Software Engineer salary for men is $133,200.

Lead Software Engineer Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Lead Software Engineer with 7+ years of experience is $139,286.

Average Dev + Engineer salaries in Chicago

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
QA Analyst $69,957
Min: $42K
Max: $100K
Junior Software Engineer $80,185
Min: $63K
Max: $112K
QA Engineer $82,705
Min: $0K
Max: $120K
Software Test Engineer $90,722
Min: $55K
Max: $120K
Front End Developer $98,007
Min: $55K
Max: $240K
Android Developer $98,993
Min: $65K
Max: $152K
iOS Developer $101,181
Min: $52K
Max: $160K
Automation Engineer $106,362
Min: $65K
Max: $240K
Software Engineer $107,271
Min: $72K
Max: $165K
Salesforce Developer $108,143
Min: $66K
Max: $135K
Security Engineer $108,897
Min: $80K
Max: $135K
Site Reliability Engineer $111,000
Min: $93K
Max: $132K
Sales Engineer $113,712
Min: $55K
Max: $220K
DevOps Engineer $117,078
Min: $75K
Max: $170K
Data Engineer $117,905
Min: $65K
Max: $165K
Game Developer $118,250
Min: $85K
Max: $136K
QA Manager $121,381
Min: $78K
Max: $170K
Lead Software Engineer $129,786
Min: $102K
Max: $161K
Machine Learning Engineer $130,000
Min: $125K
Max: $135K
Senior Software Engineer $133,879
Min: $90K
Max: $185K
Systems Engineer $135,925
Min: $112K
Max: $151K
Data Architect $141,364
Min: $68K
Max: $190K
Database Administrator $142,800
Min: $130K
Max: $166K
Hardware Engineer $145,200
Min: $85K
Max: $224K
Engineering Manager $145,570
Min: $77K
Max: $206K
Principal Software Engineer $153,771
Min: $120K
Max: $225K
Director of Software Engineering $180,133
Min: $133K
Max: $275K
Data Engineering Manager $185,792
Min: $143K
Max: $210K
CTO (Chief Technology Officer) $197,590
Min: $110K
Max: $310K
Vice President of Engineering $208,148
Min: $125K
Max: $500K

Skills that affect Lead Software Engineer salaries in Chicago

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Javascript
1% have this skill
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SQL
1% have this skill
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Front-end
1% have this skill
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Amazon Web Services
1% have this skill
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C
0% have this skill
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DevOps
0% have this skill

Recent Lead Software Engineer salaries in Chicago

$105,000
Yearly Salary
A Lead Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $105,000
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
11-50 Employees
Chicago
$120,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $120,000
3-5 Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$120,000
Yearly Salary
A Lead Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $120,000 with +$10,000 in additional cash compensation
5-7 Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$142,000
Yearly Salary
A Lead Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $142,000 with +$21,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
1,000+ Employees
Chicago
$125,000
Yearly Salary
A Lead Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $125,000 with +$15,000 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Female
501-1,000 Employees
Chicago
$142,000
Yearly Salary
A Directory of Delivery - Technical Lead reported a yearly salary of $142,000 with +$5,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
11-50 Employees
Chicago
1-5 Reports
$125,000
Yearly Salary
A Lead Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $125,000
5-7 Years of Experience
Male
11-50 Employees
Chicago
1-5 Reports
$102,000
Yearly Salary
A Front End Lead reported a yearly salary of $102,000
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
501-1,000 Employees
Chicago
$120,000
Yearly Salary
A Lead Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $120,000 with +$5,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Female
501-1,000 Employees
Chicago
$145,000
Yearly Salary
A Development Manager reported a yearly salary of $145,000 with +$10,000 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Chicago
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