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Principal Software Engineer salary in Chicago

Average Base Salary in Chicago

$153,473
$28,455
Additional Cash Compensation
$181,928
Total Compensation
Median: $153K
Min: $120K
Max: $225K

How Much Does a Principal Software Engineer Make in Chicago?

The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer in Chicago is $153,473. The average additional cash compensation for a Principal Software Engineer in Chicago is $28,455. The average total compensation for a Principal Software Engineer in Chicago is $181,928. Principal Software Engineer salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In Chicago from anonymous Principal Software Engineer employees in Chicago.

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Principal Software Engineer jobs in Chicago

Principal Software Engineer

Chicago
2 weeks ago
+36
As a Principal Engineer, you will be responsible for the architecture of our workflow and engagement platform that is changing the way clinicians engage with patients. This role requires a strong competency in both backend and frontend designs and implementations using custom and native API’s as well as Javascript and related technologies on the Salesforce platform. Principal Engineers provide technical leadership, have a passion for learning and tinkering with new tech, and a strong desire to coach others.

Principal Software Engineer (Rewards & Incentives)

Chicago
1 week ago
+25
Architect, build and ship highly scalable systems, libraries, and frameworks. Drive overall technical vision and architecture. Lead evaluation of new technologies. Mentor engineers and keep the engineering bar high. Be involved in all aspects of the software lifecycle, from requirements gathering to development, testing and releasing code. Write high quality, fault tolerant code and employ defensive programming techniques to enable distributed transactions and guaranteed message delivery. Partner with product management and engineering leadership to bring innovative technology and solutions to solve healthcare problems.

Regular to Principal Software Engineer, Back End (Core)

Chicago
4 days ago
+25
As part of the Core Services organization at Rally, HealthSafe ID team powers the identity and access for a suite of products. Our solutions allow both web and mobile applications to integrate with a secure authentication and authorization system. HealthSafe ID eliminates the need for portals to have their own ad hoc login solutions, while enabling a user to use a single set of credentials to access their healthcare products and services. To continue to build upon our offering, We are seeking someone to help expand the platform to support over 150M users across every health experience. 

Software Engineering Tech Lead

Chicago
2 weeks ago
+45
How do you like to make an impact?Think back to your last job. Were you able to run with projects from start to finish, to truly choose each next step? Enova managers empower you to make your own decisions and drive your work. That could mean anything from taking the lead on the development of a new mobile app, to determining the best way to help a customer break down their loan payments. When we talk to our team members, they tell us their

Principal Software Engineer

Chicago
2 days ago
+48
The candidate will be responsible for developing and testing cloud based solutions. Specific responsibilities include: project/technical lead capabilities to guide & mentor other engineers, requirements gathering, designing, implementation and unit/integration automation test scripts. 

Principal Software Engineer

Chicago
6 days ago
+39
The Principal Software Engineer at GoHealth will be a lead role in designing high-performing, scalable, web-based software solutions that handle a high volume of transactions each day. The ideal Principal Software Engineer will be a creative and strategic thinker, an effective motivator and experienced leader. This person will be able to thrive in an Agile environment and will be process- and technology-improvement oriented. The Principal Software Engineer will be an integral part of our Product Development team, serving as a thought leader in the group and as a mentor to their team.

Principal Engineer

Chicago
2 weeks ago
+30
Translate business vision into software architecture and technical specs. Define technical vision and plan for project management. Guide other engineering team members on architectural decisions and task execution. Design and implement new features into the HealthJoy platform. Mentor other engineers, providing thoughtful guidance using code/design/architecture reviews. Collaborate with other engineering team members to improve quality and velocity. Collaborate on creating a scalable infrastructure to serve our growing user base.

Principal Engineer (Java)

Chicago
3 days ago
+44
We are looking for a passionate Principal Engineer with extensive hands-on experience in building scalable distributed systems. As a team lead, you will mentor and drive a team of 4-5 committed engineers. You will be part of our server-cloud team in an agile environment supporting the flagship products that enable over 3000 clients to collaborate and manage documents efficiently and securely. You will play a leading role in the architecture, development, and deployment of critical, large scale products. Because of our commitment to CI/CD, we are using cutting-edge technologies like RxJava, Docker, Storm, AWS, Elasticsearch, MariaDB and more. We encourage our employees to collaborate and build great relationships globally. Our leadership team cares about every individual holistically, on a personal and professional level.

eCommerce IT Tech Lead

Chicago
4 days ago
+48
As the eCommerce IT Tech Lead, you will be responsible for managing the design, agile development and support of our global cloud based eCommerce platform. You will work with a talented team of eCommerce developers and analysts to understand required business outcomes, implement requirements and provide technical advisory and solution delivery for B2B and B2C commerce worldwide. 

Tech Lead, Software Engineering

Chicago
3 weeks ago
+47
Nielsen is looking for a Tech Lead who wants to be hands-on to support our Connect Platform, our unified, global data ecosystem powered by Microsoft Azure. You will Lead a Team of awesome engineers to develop dynamic applications and APIs in a world of big data. Utilizing the latest technologies with continuous integration and delivery tools, all in a cloud-based environment. As Tech Lead, you will support applications such as: Connect Extracts

Principal Engineer

Chicago
2 months ago
+21
Taking on implementing the most technically demanding features of our platform. Code review of all significant front end and back end modifications. Mentorship of team to become better engineers. Development and documentation of front end and back end architecture. Coordination with CTO and VP of Tech Ops on major architectural changes and planning. Contributing to product teams within normal release cycle. Monitoring industry developments and determining impact and implementation within our platform. Practicing constant vigilance with respect to security and privacy.

Principal Software Engineer Salary ranges

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

Average Principal Software Engineer Salary by Company Size

People with the job title Principal Software Engineer make the most at companies with 500+ employees, earning $157,529 on average.

Principal Software Engineer Salary by gender

The average Principal Software Engineer salary for women is $142,000 and the average Principal Software Engineer salary for men is $156,588.

Principal Software Engineer Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer with 7+ years of experience is $159,601.

Average Dev + Engineer salaries in Chicago

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
QA Analyst $69,317
Min: $42K
Max: $93K
QA Engineer $81,336
Min: $0K
Max: $120K
Junior Software Engineer $86,878
Min: $65K
Max: $112K
Software Test Engineer $90,423
Min: $55K
Max: $120K
Front End Developer $96,394
Min: $55K
Max: $165K
Android Developer $100,000
Min: $65K
Max: $152K
iOS Developer $101,465
Min: $52K
Max: $160K
Automation Engineer $104,316
Min: $65K
Max: $240K
Salesforce Developer $108,143
Min: $66K
Max: $135K
Software Engineer $108,517
Min: $72K
Max: $165K
Sales Engineer $109,126
Min: $55K
Max: $160K
Security Engineer $109,214
Min: $80K
Max: $135K
DevOps Engineer $117,092
Min: $75K
Max: $170K
Hardware Engineer $117,333
Min: $85K
Max: $150K
Data Engineer $117,966
Min: $65K
Max: $165K
Game Developer $118,250
Min: $85K
Max: $136K
Site Reliability Engineer $120,000
Min: $108K
Max: $132K
QA Manager $121,381
Min: $78K
Max: $170K
Machine Learning Engineer $130,000
Min: $125K
Max: $135K
Lead Software Engineer $134,000
Min: $102K
Max: $161K
Senior Software Engineer $134,215
Min: $90K
Max: $185K
Data Architect $140,182
Min: $68K
Max: $190K
Database Administrator $142,800
Min: $130K
Max: $166K
Engineering Manager $145,036
Min: $77K
Max: $206K
Systems Engineer $147,000
Min: $143K
Max: $151K
Principal Software Engineer $153,473
Min: $120K
Max: $225K
Director of Software Engineering $177,675
Min: $133K
Max: $250K
Data Engineering Manager $196,000
Min: $182K
Max: $210K
CTO (Chief Technology Officer) $198,561
Min: $110K
Max: $310K
Vice President of Engineering $208,202
Min: $125K
Max: $500K

Skills that affect Principal Software Engineer salaries in Chicago

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Java
1% have this skill
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Javascript
1% have this skill
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Linux
1% have this skill
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SQL
1% have this skill
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Node.js
1% have this skill
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Security
1% have this skill

Recent Principal Software Engineer salaries in Chicago

$175,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $175,000 with +$35,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Chicago
$205,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Engineer reported a yearly salary of $205,000 with +$30,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
500+ Employees
Chicago
$145,000
Yearly Salary
A Lead Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $145,000 with +$14,000 in additional cash compensation
5-7 Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
Chicago
$176,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $176,000 with +$35,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
500+ Employees
Chicago
$145,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $145,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Chicago
$225,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $225,000 with +$90,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Chicago
$130,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $130,000 with +$10,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Chicago
$145,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $145,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$132,825
Yearly Salary
A Lead Engineer reported a yearly salary of $132,825
7+ Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$146,000
Yearly Salary
A Solution Architect reported a yearly salary of $146,000 with +$10,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
500+ Employees
Chicago
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