Senior Software Engineer salary in Chicago

Average Base Salary in Chicago

$133,977
$24,513
Additional Cash Compensation
$158,490
Total Compensation
Median: $134K
Min: $90K
Max: $188K

How Much Does a Senior Software Engineer Make in Chicago?

The average salary for a Senior Software Engineer in Chicago is $133,977. The average additional cash compensation for a Senior Software Engineer in Chicago is $24,513. The average total compensation for a Senior Software Engineer in Chicago is $158,490. Senior Software Engineer salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In from anonymous Senior Software Engineer employees in Chicago.

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

Sr. Software Engineer

Chicago
2 days ago
+32
Description About Oak Street Health At Oak Street Health, we combine an innovative care model with cutting-edge technology to challenge the status quo in healthcare. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality care and experience to Medicare- eligible patients through our 50+ centers (and rapidly growing!) across the US. Our physicians and extended care teams consistently deliver personal, equitable, accountable care to thousands of

Sr. Software Engineer

Chicago
5 days ago
+49
We are hiring a full-time Sr. Software Engineer. What You Will Do   As a Sr. Software Engineer with Ascension Technologies, you will contribute to the creation of our robust suite of cloud-native enterprise applications in the rapidly growing healthcare software industry. You will be a member of a dev team working collaboratively with others in an Agile organization to deliver software that sustains and improves the health of individuals and

Sr. Software Engineer (Consulting)

Chicago
1 week ago
+21
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, highly collaborative culture is core to our identity. It’s something we care about, and something we strive to enrich and preserve. No hierarchies. No siloes. No egos. Just smart ideas, unique perspectives, and the drive to make an impact

Sr. Software Engineer

Chicago
1 week ago
+53
What will your day look like? You will be responsible for the design, development and implementation of API application development projects. Work involves moderate difficulty in working on multiple and complex high-level projects concurrently. Resources to do the job require reliance on technical knowledge of .NET and structured programming concepts, architecture and process enhancement. Responsibilities are focused on structured programming

Sr. Software Engineer (Python)

Chicago
1 week ago
+40
project44 is looking for a Sr. Software Engineer (Python) to join our engineering team in US. You will work in a fast-paced Agile environment designing, building, and implementing a best-in-class UI experience for our customers around the world.

Sr. Software Engineer

Chicago
2 weeks ago
+40
project44 is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join our engineering team in downtown Chicago. You will work in a fast-paced Agile environment designing, building, and implementing scalable micro-service systems consumed by companies around the world. 

SR. SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Chicago
3 weeks ago
+47
Description CAREER AREA: Digital   JOB DESCRIPTION: JOB PURPOSE: 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

SR. SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Chicago
2 months ago
+47
THE SR. SOFTWARE ENGINEER CONTRIBUTES TO 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: RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE INCUMBENTS ARE ACROSS FUNCTIONAL LINES WITH INDIVIDUALS ASSIGNED IN NEW PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT AND/OR MAINTENANCE OF EXISTING MOBILE, WEB, CLOUD, SERVER, PERSONAL COMPUTER, MAINFRAME, AND/OR

Sr Software Engineer - Remote

Chicago
1 week ago
+48
You can read the bullets below. But they almost always look the same, right? Here is the deal – being a senior engineer here at DFIN means helping us deliver SaaS software solutions for our customers that primarily work with the SEC or other global regulating bodies. Our products are in demand because we solve regulatory problems for our customers. As a senior engineer, you'll contribute to projects end to end, write code that less senior engineers can emulate, understand how we operate our systems and help make sure our technology grows and doesn't become a big pile of tech debt

Arity-Sr Software Engineer (Remote-Home Based Worker)

Chicago
2 days ago
+34
This Sr Software Engineer gets to build out products using cutting edge technologies. Utilizing a variety of technologies including Go, Java and/or Kotlin, this Sr Software Engineer takes requirements, turns them into designs, and then to implementations in an Agile Scrum environment.

Senior Software Engineer

Chicago
1 day ago
+24
As a Software Engineer at SpotOn, you’ll be tasked with working alongside a strong team of backend, full-stack and frontend engineers to build component-based web software, using modern best practices and a “Keep It Seriously Simple” approach where possible. We are currently growing and expanding into new verticals, you will have a chance to build brand new functions and features on our product line.

Senior Software Engineer (Remote)

Chicago
6 days ago
+32
Who We Are: We reward shoppers for digitizing their shopping experience. Our mission is to delight the world’s shoppers with a free smartphone app that is easy, smart and fun. Why Join the Fetch Family?We make it better for users even when that's difficult for usWe empower people with information and trustWe challenge ideas, not peopleWe think bigger and keep buildingWe find ways to bring the fun to Fetch! At Fetch Rewards, our vision is to help

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 1-10 employees, earning $141,333 on average.

Senior Software Engineer Salary by gender

The average Senior Software Engineer salary for women is $128,269 and the average Senior Software Engineer salary for men is $133,700.

Senior Software Engineer Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Senior Software Engineer with 7+ years of experience is $141,062. The average salary for <1 year of experience is $118,000.

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 Senior Software Engineer salaries in Chicago

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Javascript
8% have this skill
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SQL
8% have this skill
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Java
6% have this skill
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Amazon Web Services
5% have this skill
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Front-end
5% have this skill
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Python
4% have this skill

Recent Senior Software Engineer salaries in Chicago

$155,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Bioinformatics Scientist reported a yearly salary of $155,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
501-1,000 Employees
Chicago
1-5 Reports
$100,000
Yearly Salary
A Sr. Developer reported a yearly salary of $100,000 with +$2,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
Chicago
$188,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $188,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$186,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $186,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$130,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $130,000 with +$19,500 in additional cash compensation
5-7 Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$116,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $116,000 with +$12,000 in additional cash compensation
5-7 Years of Experience
Male
1,000+ Employees
Chicago
$98,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Engineer reported a yearly salary of $98,000
7+ Years of Experience
Other
51-200 Employees
Chicago
1-5 Reports
$150,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $150,000
5-7 Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$104,500
Yearly Salary
A Senior Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $104,500
5-7 Years of Experience
Male
501-1,000 Employees
Chicago
$105,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $105,000 with +$8,500 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Chicago
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