Principal Software Engineer salary in Chicago

Average Base Salary in Chicago

$156,049
$223,471
Additional Cash Compensation
$379,520
Total Compensation
Median: $156K
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 $156,049. The average additional cash compensation for a Principal Software Engineer in Chicago is $223,471. The average total compensation for a Principal Software Engineer in Chicago is $379,520. Principal Software Engineer salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In from anonymous Principal Software Engineer employees in Chicago.

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Total number of Tech companies in Chicago
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Principal Software Engineer jobs in Chicago

Principal, Software Engineering

Chicago
1 week ago
+33
You will work with a world class software development team on OCC's next generation clearing, settlement, and portfolio management system. In this role, you will create solutions to complex technical challenges while coding, testing, troubleshooting, debugging, and documenting the systems you develop.

Associate Principal, Software Engineering

Chicago
1 week ago
+33
You will work with a world class software development team on OCC's next generation clearing, settlement, and portfolio management system. In this role, you will create solutions to complex technical challenges while coding, testing, troubleshooting, debugging, and documenting the systems you develop.

Principal Software Engineer

Chicago
1 week ago
+40
Why project44?  Our mission is to usher in a new era of trust and predictability to transportation and logistics, but there’s still a lot of work to be done. The industry is massive, as is the opportunity. We’re looking for bright, ambitious individuals to join our growing global team and help us enable a more productive and successful world. We’re changing the way the world ships, and we’re looking for you to help us get there!   Take an inside

PRINCIPAL SOFTWARE ENGINEER, CAT DIGITAL

Chicago
1 week ago
+47
JOB DESCRIPTION: Join the Application Integration team of Cat Digital and build software solutions that integration common services across our application portfolio and other enterprise systems used by Caterpillar customers and dealers. The integration of applications with various Digital Platform capabilities that are built on the latest technologies by adopting industry’s best architecture patterns, security best practices etc. are critical for

PRINCIPAL SOFTWARE ENGINEER, CAT DIGITAL

Chicago
1 week ago
+47
Description CAREER AREA: Digital   JOB DESCRIPTION: We at CAT digital are building a state-of-the-art platform to support a wide range of customer-focused applications. We are looking for a strong Principal engineer to join our Platform Services team to develop detailed designs for multiple complex distributed systems. This person will work closely with software development teams to bring the designs to life and bridge any gaps in the integration

Tech Lead

Chicago
2 days ago
+34
At Civis, we take a science-first approach to solving problems. With a blend of proprietary technology and statistical advisory services, we help public and private sector organizations find, understand and connect with the people they care about, so they can stop guessing and start using mathematical proof to guide decisions. We know others use “data science” and “analytics” as buzzwords, but at Civis we don’t stand for fluff, and we will always deliver scalable products and technologies — not PowerPoints — to drive your business forward. Learn more about Civis at www.civisanalytics.com.

Data Engineering Tech Lead

Chicago
1 week ago
+21
Data Engineering Tech Lead 311 West Monroe Street, 14th Floor Chicago, Illinois, 60606 United States   At West Monroe, our people are our business. We pride ourselves on bringing a different mindset to consulting—and that takes a different approach: highly collaborative, flexible, and tenacious. Our people-first culture is core to our identity. It’s something we care about, and something we strive to enrich and preserve. No hierarchies. No siloes

Tech Lead, DevOps

Chicago
3 weeks ago
+34
What we do At Civis, we take a science-first approach to solving business problems using person-level data. With a blend of proprietary technology and statistical advisory services, we help public and private sector organizations find, understand and connect with the people they care about, so they can stop guessing and start using mathematical proof to guide decisions. We know others use “data science” and “analytics” as buzzwords, but at Civis

Tech Lead, Data Science

Chicago
3 weeks ago
+34
A successful candidate will be able plan, manage, and contribute to data science projects in close collaboration with the Product Manager and others on the team. The role requires a person who can think critically about the technical and methodological implications of their work, and is enthusiastic about building tools to enable data scientists and research managers.

Interactive Tech Lead

Chicago
5 months ago
+39
closerlook’s Interactive Tech Lead consults with internal and external stakeholders to clearly identify and deliver on business objectives and measurable goals, expected schedule, procedures for accomplishing projects. The Interactive Technical Lead is responsible for the technical management, communication and execution of multiple, concurrent projects. The Interactive Tech Lead consults with project team members to work towards defining the client deliverable and then manages technical resources and project tasks to deliver on those projects. Successful candidates will have worked in C#/PHP and understand the SDLC.

Tech Lead (Sr. Web Developer)

Chicago
1 week ago
+21
Why This Job Is Important As a Tech Lead, you’ll be responsible for crafting the architecture and leading the development of digital experiences that serve users while working closely with a cross-discipline team. You will serve as a lead engineer on a product team building new digital products, doing MVP prototyping, Research and Development, and Innovation Discovery work. You are a tinkerer, a maker, and an engineer. But most importantly, you

Principal/Tech Lead, Software Development

Chicago
1 week ago
+33
This is a tech lead role at a highly regulated and systemically important financial institution. The role requires an individual who can successfully help lead an engineering function. Strong technical and architecture skills, technical leadership and development, Agile expertise, and the ability to effectively execute on multiple fronts are baseline expectations for this role. The firm is responsible for operating within the global financial market infrastructure as a critical service provider to market participants. OCC places critical emphasis on compliance with applicable laws and regulations, and maintains high standards for information confidentiality, operational integrity and system availability. This is a highly rewarding and challenging role that requires well developed leadership, problem solving, strategic decision making, and execution capabilities. The candidate will also possess a willingness and demonstrated ability to drive change and improve processes.

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 1,000+ employees, earning $169,900 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 $158,433.

Principal Software Engineer Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer with 7+ years of experience is $161,851.

Average Dev + Engineer salaries in Chicago

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
QA Analyst $72,438
Min: $42K
Max: $120K
Junior Software Engineer $84,098
Min: $63K
Max: $130K
QA Engineer $87,095
Min: $0K
Max: $135K
Software Test Engineer $90,984
Min: $55K
Max: $140K
Android Developer $94,820
Min: $60K
Max: $152K
Front End Developer $99,443
Min: $55K
Max: $240K
iOS Developer $103,319
Min: $52K
Max: $160K
Software Engineer $106,692
Min: $60K
Max: $248K
Automation Engineer $107,125
Min: $65K
Max: $240K
Security Engineer $113,586
Min: $80K
Max: $160K
Sales Engineer $113,842
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 $118,181
Min: $65K
Max: $180K
DevOps Engineer $118,613
Min: $75K
Max: $170K
QA Manager $123,615
Min: $78K
Max: $170K
Systems Engineer $123,955
Min: $65K
Max: $190K
Senior Software Engineer $133,977
Min: $90K
Max: $188K
Database Administrator $136,500
Min: $95K
Max: $166K
Lead Software Engineer $136,667
Min: $95K
Max: $175K
Data Architect $142,735
Min: $68K
Max: $215K
Engineering Manager $150,176
Min: $77K
Max: $221K
Principal Software Engineer $156,049
Min: $120K
Max: $225K
Hardware Engineer $157,938
Min: $85K
Max: $253K
Machine Learning Engineer $158,000
Min: $125K
Max: $220K
Data Engineering Manager $161,175
Min: $110K
Max: $210K
Director of Software Engineering $181,788
Min: $130K
Max: $275K
CTO (Chief Technology Officer) $201,612
Min: $110K
Max: $310K
Vice President of Engineering $204,783
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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Python
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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DevOps
0% have this skill

Recent Principal Software Engineer salaries in Chicago

$156,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $156,000
5-7 Years of Experience
Male
11-50 Employees
Chicago
1-5 Reports
$122,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Principal Tech Lead reported a yearly salary of $122,000
5-7 Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$157,500
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $157,500
7+ Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$190,000
Yearly Salary
A Cloud Application Architect reported a yearly salary of $190,000
7+ Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
201-500 Employees
Chicago
$220,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $220,000 with +$45,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
1,000+ Employees
Chicago
$167,500
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $167,500 with +$3,768,750 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
1,000+ Employees
Chicago
$135,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $135,000
7+ Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
1,000+ Employees
Chicago
$167,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Enginer reported a yearly salary of $167,000 with +$16,700 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
1,000+ Employees
Chicago
$127,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $127,000 with +$3,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$155,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $155,000 with +$22,500 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
Chicago
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