Lead Software Engineer salary in Chicago

Average Base Salary in Chicago

$135,854
$13,236
Additional Cash Compensation
$149,090
Total Compensation
Median: $136K
Min: $95K
Max: $175K

How Much Does a Lead Software Engineer Make in Chicago?

The average salary for a Lead Software Engineer in Chicago is $135,854. The average additional cash compensation for a Lead Software Engineer in Chicago is $13,236. The average total compensation for a Lead Software Engineer in Chicago is $149,090. Lead Software Engineer salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In from anonymous Lead Software Engineer employees in Chicago.

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Total number of Tech companies in Chicago
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Director of Analytics
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Email Marketing Manager
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Lead Software Engineer jobs in Chicago

Lead Software Engineer

Chicago
3 weeks ago
+39
SummaryHyatt Hotels Corporation is an international hotel operating company with $4.5B in annual revenue and more than 1000 properties spanning more than 60 countries. We are dedicated to completely reinventing the way we engage with our guests and are actively seeking transformative digital professionals to play a key role in these efforts. As a family-owned business since 1957, Hyatt has expanded to a global organization spanning 19 individual

LEAD SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Chicago
6 months ago
+47
Description JOB PURPOSE:  LEAD SOFTWARE ENGINEER PROVIDES TECHNICAL LEADERSHIP IN DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT AND DEPLOYMENT OF CATERPILLAR’S STATE-OF-THE-ART DIGITAL PLATFORM.  THIS POSITION WILL BUILD A WORLD CLASS PLATFORM TO HOST A WIDE RANGE OF DIGITAL APPLICATIONS.    JOB DUTIES:  AS A SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER YOU WILL CONTRIBUTE TO DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT AND DEPLOYMENT OF CATERPILLAR’S STATE-OF-THE-ART DIGITAL PLATFORM.  COMPETENT TO PERFORM ALL

Lead Software Engineer, Cat Digital

Chicago
2 days ago
+47
Career Area:Digital Job Description:Join the Platform Adoption Engineering Team on a journey to build innovative new services and solutions on top of the Platform in collaboration with Caterpillar Customer organizations. JOB DUTIES: As a Lead Software Engineer you will lead the design, development, testing and deployment of software systems and/or applications. Be responsible for overseeing and mentoring junior developers in state-of-the-art

LEAD ENGINEER - CYBER SECURITY

Chicago
1 month ago
+39
Summary At Hyatt Hotels, Cyber Security is a very important part of our mission to take care of people so they can be their best.  The Lead Engineer - Cyber Security will be a crucial contributor to Hyatt's mission, working to extend cyber security protections to our Franchise hotels and deploying the finest security technologies across our enterprise.  As the most senior individual contributor on the Cyber Security Engineering team, the Lead

Lead Software Engineer

Chicago
1 day ago
+22
Job Description 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

Lead Software Engineer

Chicago
2 days ago
+22
Job Description The Small and Mid-Sized Business (SMB) and Business to Consumer (B2C) Marketplaces Technology Team in Wholesale Payments is focused on providing innovative banking solutions that will accelerate financial digitization and facilitate the growth and operational efficiency of small businesses, marketplaces and gig economies as well as serve as a catalyst for the financial recovery and growth of small and medium businesses globally.

Lead Software Engineering

Chicago
4 days ago
+22
Job Description As a 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

Lead Software Engineer Devops

Chicago
1 week ago
+22
Job Description As an experienced (Lead) member of our Software Engineering Group we look first and foremost for people who are passionate around solving business problems through innovation & engineering practices. You will 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

Lead Software Engineer, API

Chicago
1 week ago
+11
Overview  VidMob is an award-winning Intelligent Creative Platform that provides an end-to-end technology solution for all a brand’s creative needs. It is an integrated platform combining first-of-a-kind creative analytics with best-in-class creative production to understand and improve marketing effectiveness. We seek candidates that are curious, collaborative and committed to excellence. We take every hire seriously and only choose seriously

Lead Software Engineer

Chicago
8 months ago
+22
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 AWS DevOps

Chicago
2 days ago
+22
Job Description As an experienced (Lead) member of our Software Engineering Group we look first and foremost for people who are passionate around solving business problems through innovation & engineering practices. You will 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

Lead Software Engineer - Java and Cloud

Chicago
5 days ago
+22
Job Description 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

Lead Software Engineer Salary ranges

The most common Lead Software Engineer salary in Chicago is between $140k - $150k.

Average Lead Software Engineer Salary by Company Size

People with the job title Lead Software Engineer make the most at companies with 51-200 employees, earning $145,182 on average.

Lead Software Engineer Salary by gender

The average Lead Software Engineer salary for women is $136,250 and the average Lead Software Engineer salary for men is $140,133.

Lead Software Engineer Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Lead Software Engineer with 7+ years of experience is $143,125.

Average Dev + Engineer salaries in Chicago

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
QA Analyst $72,671
Min: $42K
Max: $120K
Junior Software Engineer $84,436
Min: $63K
Max: $130K
QA Engineer $87,626
Min: $0K
Max: $135K
Software Test Engineer $91,482
Min: $55K
Max: $140K
Android Developer $95,869
Min: $60K
Max: $152K
Front End Developer $99,458
Min: $55K
Max: $240K
iOS Developer $103,319
Min: $52K
Max: $160K
Software Engineer $106,118
Min: $60K
Max: $165K
Automation Engineer $107,125
Min: $65K
Max: $240K
Security Engineer $113,208
Min: $80K
Max: $160K
Sales Engineer $113,645
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 $117,742
Min: $65K
Max: $180K
DevOps Engineer $119,212
Min: $75K
Max: $170K
Systems Engineer $122,421
Min: $65K
Max: $190K
QA Manager $123,615
Min: $78K
Max: $170K
Senior Software Engineer $134,032
Min: $90K
Max: $200K
Lead Software Engineer $135,854
Min: $95K
Max: $175K
Database Administrator $136,333
Min: $95K
Max: $166K
Data Architect $143,330
Min: $68K
Max: $215K
Engineering Manager $150,530
Min: $77K
Max: $221K
Hardware Engineer $153,722
Min: $85K
Max: $253K
Principal Software Engineer $156,049
Min: $120K
Max: $225K
Machine Learning Engineer $158,000
Min: $125K
Max: $220K
Data Engineering Manager $161,523
Min: $110K
Max: $210K
Director of Software Engineering $182,316
Min: $130K
Max: $275K
CTO (Chief Technology Officer) $200,907
Min: $110K
Max: $310K
Vice President of Engineering $203,121
Min: $125K
Max: $500K

Skills that affect Lead Software Engineer salaries in Chicago

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Javascript
1% have this skill
2
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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Recruitment
1% have this skill
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DevOps
1% have this skill

Recent Lead Software Engineer salaries in Chicago

$140,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $140,000 with +$20,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
1,000+ Employees
Chicago
$100,000
Yearly Salary
A Lead Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $100,000
3-5 Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
201-500 Employees
Chicago
$115,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior consultant reported a yearly salary of $115,000 with +$9,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
1,000+ Employees
Chicago
$150,000
Yearly Salary
A Lead Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $150,000 with +$27,000 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
5-7 Years of Experience
Male
1-10 Employees
Chicago
$130,000
Yearly Salary
A Lead Developer reported a yearly salary of $130,000 with +$15,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
Chicago
$139,000
Yearly Salary
A Lead Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $139,000 with +$25,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
1,000+ Employees
Chicago
$110,000
Yearly Salary
A Lead Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $110,000 with +$10,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
1,000+ Employees
Chicago
$140,000
Yearly Salary
A Lead Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $140,000
7+ Years of Experience
Female
501-1,000 Employees
Chicago
1-5 Reports
$132,000
Yearly Salary
A Head of Mobile Engineering reported a yearly salary of $132,000
5-7 Years of Experience
Male
11-50 Employees
Chicago
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