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Account Executive
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Art Director
Automation Engineer
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Budget Analyst
Business Analyst
Business Development Manager
Business Development Representative
Business Intelligence Analyst
Business Intelligence Developer
Business Intelligence Manager
CCO (Chief Creative Officer)
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CIO (Chief Information Officer)
Client Success Manager
CMO (Chief Marketing Officer)
Community Manager
Content Manager
Content Marketing Manager
Content Strategist
Controller
COO (Chief Operating Officer)
Copywriter
CPO (Chief Product Officer)
Creative Director
CRO (Chief Revenue Officer)
CTO (Chief Technology Officer)
Customer Support Manager
Customer Support Rep
Data Analyst
Data Architect
Data Engineer
Data Scientist
Design Director
Desktop Support
DevOps Engineer
Digital Marketing Manager
Director of Analytics
Director of Customer Success
Director of Marketing
Director of Operations
Director of Product Management
Director of Software Engineering
Editor
Email Marketing Manager
Engineering Manager
Event Planner
Finance Director
Financial Analyst
Front End Developer
HR Coordinator
HR Director
HR Manager
HR Specialist
Implementation Manager
Implementation Specialist
Inside Sales Manager
Inside Sales Representative
iOS Developer
Marketing Associate
Marketing Coordinator
Marketing Manager
Marketing Operations Manager
Office Manager
Operations Associate
Operations Manager
Principal Software Engineer
Product Analyst
Product Designer
Product Manager
Product Marketing Manager
Product Owner
Project Coordinator
Project Manager
Public Relations Manager
Public Relations Specialist
QA Analyst
QA Engineer
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SEO Manager
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Chicago

Senior Software Engineer salary in Chicago

Average Base Salary in Chicago

$126,538
$14,225
Additional Cash Compensation
$140,763
Total Compensation
Median: $127K
Min: $85K
Max: $180K

How Much Does a Senior Software Engineer Make in Chicago?

The average salary for a Senior Software Engineer in Chicago is $126,538. The average additional cash compensation for a Senior Software Engineer in Chicago is $14,225. The average total compensation for a Senior Software Engineer in Chicago is $140,763. Senior Software Engineer salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In Chicago from anonymous Senior Software Engineer employees in Chicago.

Chicago by the numbers

5,192
Total number of Tech companies in Chicago
138,464
Total number of tech users on Built In Chicago
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Chicago Companies with the Highest Dev + Engineer Salaries

+48
Mobile, Software
Marketing Tech, Software
+24
Professional Services, Software

Senior Software Engineer Salary ranges

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

Average Senior Software Engineer Salary by Company Size

People with the job title Senior Software Engineer make the most at companies with 201-500 employees, earning $128,000 on average.

Senior Software Engineer Salary by gender

The average Senior Software Engineer salary for women is $101,500 and the average Senior Software Engineer salary for men is $125,047.

Senior Software Engineer Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Senior Software Engineer with 7+ years of experience is $124,116.

Average Dev + Engineer salaries in Chicago

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
QA Analyst $70,239
Min: $42K
Max: $93K
QA Engineer $77,885
Min: $50K
Max: $110K
Software Test Engineer $90,700
Min: $72K
Max: $120K
Front End Developer $92,036
Min: $60K
Max: $133K
Software Engineer $97,387
Min: $60K
Max: $150K
Android Developer $97,500
Min: $65K
Max: $122K
iOS Developer $100,475
Min: $52K
Max: $160K
Automation Engineer $104,833
Min: $65K
Max: $240K
Salesforce Developer $107,647
Min: $66K
Max: $135K
DevOps Engineer $110,870
Min: $75K
Max: $170K
Security Engineer $112,783
Min: $84K
Max: $135K
Sales Engineer $113,179
Min: $55K
Max: $160K
Data Engineer $114,306
Min: $70K
Max: $165K
QA Manager $119,333
Min: $78K
Max: $170K
Senior Software Engineer $126,538
Min: $85K
Max: $180K
Data Architect $136,250
Min: $114K
Max: $165K
Principal Software Engineer $143,000
Min: $120K
Max: $155K
Engineering Manager $143,729
Min: $101K
Max: $165K
Director of Software Engineering $179,111
Min: $140K
Max: $221K
CTO (Chief Technology Officer) $204,405
Min: $110K
Max: $310K
Vice President of Engineering $211,044
Min: $125K
Max: $500K

Senior Software Engineer jobs in Chicago
86

Sr. Software Engineer

Chicago
2 minutes ago
+24
• The primary objective of our Software Engineer is to participate in the design, development and maintenance efforts of CCC’s applications. This individual leverages their knowledge of analysis, design, coding, testing, and maintenance of software applications to develop, enhance, and modify CCC applications. The Java / J2EE Software Engineer is expected to assist with the conceptualization of software solutions at both the unit level, ie. program module, and at the system level, ie. integrated applications. This individual demonstrates an understanding of the latest development environments including development tools and applications.

Sr. Software Engineer

Chicago
2 weeks ago
+16
As Senior Engineer you'll make highly visible enhancements to our platform by maintaining and building new features across our Core Java applications. Our teams work with a variety of applications that enable our ability to sell tickets, manage inventory, support our internal users, and provide a great customer experience from the website to the box office. As a subject matter expert on your team, you will help set the direction of the design and development of our evolving, high traffic marketplace. You'll develop innovative solutions, mentor engineers, encourage team members, and champion technology improvements for your delivery team. 

Sr. Software Engineer - Enterprise Innovation

Chicago
1 day ago
+23
GrubHub is seeking passionate junior engineers to join its Enterprise Innovation Team. This team is at the center of expanding our ordering platform to help differentiate ourselves from other players in our space, as well as facilitate new channels for revenue generation. Who doesn’t love free lunch? A big part of our mission is building products that allow companies to enable their employees to order lunch and dinner with the company picking up the dime. Candidates in this space should have a strong desire to drive innovation by building feature rich, scalable systems that are conducive to evolution.

Sr. Software Engineer - Delivery Team

Chicago
2 weeks ago
+23
Grubhub is seeking experienced engineers to join its Simulation Team. This team builds our delivery simulation, which we use to drive business policies and understand how the delivery ecosystem works. As a simulation engineer, you will work with business stakeholders, decision scientists, and systems engineers and analysts to create a simulated delivery environment that is realistic, massively parallel, and easy to extend. You will implement and run experiments that directly inform and improve our business.

SR SOFTWARE ENGINEER, APPLICATIONS

Chicago
1 week ago
+28
Collaborate with developers, designers, product managers, and testers to build great solutions to complex digital advertising problems. Work on projects spanning our entire stack, including our React UI, Rails middle-tier, Java services, databases, caches, and external API. Participate in a collaborative software development process. Lend and receive feedback on RFCs and pull requests. Integrate Centro’s software with external systems. Ad tech is an ecosystem. Centro wins by working with everyone from ad servers, exchanges, DMPs, billing and reconciliation platforms. Build and extend Centro’s culture of growth and self-improvement. We expand our skills with lightning talks, lunch and learns, book clubs, and the occasional fun programming exercise.

SR SOFTWARE ENGINEER, APPLICATIONS

Chicago
1 week ago
+28
Collaborate with developers, designers, product managers, and testers to build great solutions to complex digital advertising problems. Work on projects spanning our entire stack, including our React UI, Rails middle-tier, Java services, databases, caches, and external API. Participate in a collaborative software development process. Lend and receive feedback on RFCs and pull requests. Integrate Centro’s software with external systems. Ad tech is an ecosystem. Centro wins by working with everyone from ad servers, exchanges, DMPs, billing and reconciliation platforms. Build and extend Centro’s culture of growth and self-improvement. We expand our skills with lightning talks, lunch and learns, book clubs, and the occasional fun programming exercise.

Sr. Software Engineer - Services & Add-Ons

Chicago
1 week ago
+23
Grubhub is seeking an experienced engineer to join our dynamic Services & Add-Ons Team. Our work is at the center of the order taking pipeline and is responsible for new features that improve the customer experience. Candidates should have an interest in building features in a system that handles hundreds of thousands of orders a day, with an interest in application design and distributed architecture.

Senior Software Engineer - Processing

Chicago
11 hours ago
+21
The Senior Software Engineer is responsible for delivering results for the Product Development department by; contributing to an Agile team that solves complex challenges and builds working software, rapidly producing high quality code, and being a dependable and highly skilled development resource for peers.  The Senior Software Engineer architects, designs, implements and tests cloud native software consistently applying best practice software engineering.

Senior Software Engineer

Chicago
1 day ago
+14
Bring a professional, GSD, driving attitude to engineering. Be an aficionado of XP or been always wanting to try. If you can’t answer XP 101, then you’re not ready for this role. Learn about what’s going on in the SaaS/data engineering world. Lead a team of engineers without all the hassles associated with people management. You will lead by example, not by fiat. Be a team player. Yes, there’s a me in team, it’s a subset of the letters.

Senior Software Engineer

Chicago
1 day ago
+22
Write code all day, every day, in a paired programming environment with like-minded people.  Extremely limited meetings and email interaction to enable you to be more productive. Help drive software engineering and xp best practices on your product team.  Write tests first, watch them fail, get them to pass, rinse, repeat.  TDD is how we operate.  This is a full stack role and you will be part of a product team that owns the testing (through automated unit and integration tests), development, deployment and support of your product.  

Senior Software Engineer

Chicago
4 days ago
+11
G2 Crowd is a Ruby on Rails shop with a strong emphasis on front-end code and good design. Creating good software makes us giddy. We are looking for a developer who is interested in developing their skills and joining a team of passionate individuals.

Senior Software Engineer (Java)

Chicago
5 days ago
+16
We are looking for a passionate Sr. Software Engineer with extensive hands-on experience in building scalable distributed systems. This person will mentor and collaborate in small teams using agile process in our server-cloud team for our flagship products that helps over 3000 clients collaborate and manage documents efficiently as well as securely. You will participate in the architecture, development, and deployment of critical, large scale products. Because of our commitment to CI/CD, we are using some cutting-edge technologies like RxJava, Docker, Storm, 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.

Skills that affect Senior Software Engineer salaries in Chicago

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Javascript
13% have this skill
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Front-end
8% have this skill
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C#
7% have this skill
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Java
6% have this skill
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.NET
6% have this skill
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SQL
5% have this skill

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$90,000
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A Senior Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $90,000
3-5 Years of Experience
Female
500+ Employees
Chicago
$160,000
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A Senior Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $147,500
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201-500 Employees
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$130,000
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A Sr Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $130,000
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$144,000
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A Senior Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $144,000 with +$24,000 in additional cash compensation
5-7 Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Chicago
$125,000
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A Senior Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $125,000 with +$31,250 in additional cash compensation
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Male
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$165,000
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A Senior Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $165,000 with +$85,000 in additional cash compensation
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Male
500+ Employees
Chicago
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A Senior Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $125,000 with +$12,000 in additional cash compensation
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201-500 Employees
Chicago
$110,000
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A Senior Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $110,000 with +$5,600 in additional cash compensation
5-7 Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Chicago
$90,000
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A Software Engineer II Lead reported a yearly salary of $90,000
7+ Years of Experience
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11-50 Employees
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