Lead Software Engineer salary in Chicago

Average Base Salary in Chicago

$138,212
$12,600
Additional Cash Compensation
$150,812
Total Compensation
Median: $138K
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 $138,212. The average additional cash compensation for a Lead Software Engineer in Chicago is $12,600. The average total compensation for a Lead Software Engineer in Chicago is $150,812. 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-ServiceNow

North Suburbs
4 days ago
+55
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 (Java)

North Suburbs
1 week ago
+55
Lead Agile-focused software development teams to help our organization drive towards emerging technologies. While primarily providing hands-on development work, you’ll also mentor junior-level software developers. Leverage your leadership skills to help shape our business and technology outcomes to meet customer and partner needs. Create and break-down product/platform efforts into successful execution-ready plans. Contribute to the developer experience by leveraging the latest industry technologies to enhance current solution patterns and define new ones.  

Lead Software Engineer (Data)

North Suburbs
1 week ago
+55
Working in the Marketing Technology space, the Lead Software Engineer Data developer solutions move, transform, and validate data between systems, both internal to Discover Financial Services and with external data sources.  The Lead Software Engineer position leads the technical design, development, integration, and testing efforts for ETL to create quality solutions that meet the business requirements.  Other responsibilities include: mentoring other Data Engineers, preparing detailed and creating technical design plans.

Lead Software Engineer

North Suburbs
1 week ago
+55
The Customer Engagement value stream at Discover is looking for an experienced Lead Software Engineer - API. We are modernizing our Marketing Technology require technical development and leadership across our technology implementations to transforming our customer facing systems and marketing. The transformation will enable real-time data which provides Discover the capability to have relevant, timely, and personalized conversations with our customers. Develops and maintains 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. This position focuses primarily on back-end API development for connecting customer systems with Marketing Technology systems.

Lead Software Engineer - Streaming Data

Remote
21 hours ago
+55
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 - Full Stack

North Suburbs
6 days ago
+55
We are looking for multiple experienced full stack Developer’s/ Engineer’s in the US. The successful candidate(s) will be primarily focused on supporting and guiding the team during all phases of the development life cycle to 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. Works directly with business partners to understand business requirements. Works independently or with own team to innovate on and advocate for best practices within the team. Designs complex solutions and leads them from inception to production within the agile team.

Lead Software Engineer - Full Stack

North Suburbs
6 days ago
+55
Your talents will allow you to contribute, if not shape, our Business and Technology outcomes.  Always wanted to have your change agent voice heard?  We love to listen.  We want you to help create and break-down product/platform efforts into successful execution-ready plans.  We need your talents to help ensure our outcomes are aligning to the needs of our Customers and Partners.  You will work with the leading payment players in the world while actively contributing to the developer experience by enhancing current solution patterns and defining new ones. All cutting edge work leveraging the latest technologies in the industry.

Lead Software Engineer - Full Stack

North Suburbs
6 days ago
+55
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
+55
Responsible for analyzing, modifying, and supporting application software. Ensures quality code is delivered through continuous integration, development, and testing. Performs technical design, coding with test automation, support, and documentation of software application modifications.

Lead Software Engineer - Full Stack

North Suburbs
1 week ago
+55
Develop, coach and mentor other software engineers on the best practices providing domain and technical best practice guidance. Write services and unit tests to provide code coverage looking for the code coverage to go up over time. Own the run time performance of your service and code ensuring it’s behaving as expected. In a team setting with other DevOps engineers, design and build tools and automation scripts that enable data scientists and business analysts to easily consume cloud-native services. Technical point of contact for product teams as it relates to automation, CI/CD, and DevOps. Developing secure design patterns for analytics architectures deployed in the public cloud and/or orchestrated container environments using a ‘security first’ mindset. Build automation to actively audit the infrastructure for misconfigurations. Develop container image life cycle management systems.

Lead Software Engineer - Full stack

North Suburbs
2 weeks ago
+55
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

Chicago
2 weeks ago
+55
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 microservices and APIs, database and DevOps pipeline development. Work directly with business partners to understand business requirements. Works in an autonomous team to develop, innovate and support cutting edge applications Design complex solutions and lead them from inception to production within the Agile team.

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 $141,875.

Lead Software Engineer Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Lead Software Engineer with 7+ years of experience is $147,278.

Average Dev + Engineer salaries in Chicago

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
QA Analyst $72,908
Min: $42K
Max: $120K
Junior Software Engineer $84,452
Min: $63K
Max: $130K
QA Engineer $87,130
Min: $0K
Max: $135K
Software Test Engineer $91,661
Min: $55K
Max: $140K
Android Developer $95,039
Min: $60K
Max: $152K
Front End Developer $99,591
Min: $55K
Max: $240K
iOS Developer $103,330
Min: $52K
Max: $160K
Automation Engineer $107,125
Min: $65K
Max: $240K
Software Engineer $107,515
Min: $60K
Max: $248K
Site Reliability Engineer $112,875
Min: $85K
Max: $150K
Security Engineer $113,586
Min: $80K
Max: $160K
Sales Engineer $114,117
Min: $55K
Max: $220K
Salesforce Developer $115,354
Min: $66K
Max: $197K
Game Developer $118,250
Min: $85K
Max: $136K
Data Engineer $118,979
Min: $65K
Max: $180K
DevOps Engineer $119,066
Min: $75K
Max: $170K
QA Manager $121,960
Min: $78K
Max: $170K
Systems Engineer $124,350
Min: $65K
Max: $190K
Senior Software Engineer $133,929
Min: $90K
Max: $185K
Database Administrator $136,500
Min: $95K
Max: $166K
Lead Software Engineer $138,212
Min: $95K
Max: $175K
Data Architect $142,188
Min: $68K
Max: $215K
Engineering Manager $149,881
Min: $77K
Max: $221K
Machine Learning Engineer $156,250
Min: $125K
Max: $220K
Principal Software Engineer $157,024
Min: $120K
Max: $225K
Hardware Engineer $157,938
Min: $85K
Max: $253K
Data Engineering Manager $161,175
Min: $110K
Max: $210K
Director of Software Engineering $181,584
Min: $130K
Max: $275K
CTO (Chief Technology Officer) $200,245
Min: $110K
Max: $310K
Vice President of Engineering $204,198
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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C#
1% have this skill
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Amazon Web Services
1% have this skill
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.NET
1% have this skill

Recent Lead Software Engineer salaries in 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
$130,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Developer reported a yearly salary of $130,000
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
11-50 Employees
Chicago
$168,500
Yearly Salary
A Lead Software Developer reported a yearly salary of $168,500
5-7 Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
1,000+ Employees
Chicago
$155,000
Yearly Salary
A Lead Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $155,000
5-7 Years of Experience
Male
11-50 Employees
Chicago
$95,000
Yearly Salary
A Cloud Application Developer reported a yearly salary of $95,000
1-3 Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
201-500 Employees
Chicago
$160,000
Yearly Salary
A Tech Lead reported a yearly salary of $160,000 with +$8,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$155,000
Yearly Salary
A Application Architect reported a yearly salary of $155,000 with +$12,000 in additional cash compensation
5-7 Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$142,000
Yearly Salary
A Lead Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $142,000 with +$24,850 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
1,000+ Employees
Chicago
$142,000
Yearly Salary
A Lead Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $142,000 with +$24,850 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
1,000+ Employees
Chicago
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