Senior Software Engineer salary in Chicago

Average Base Salary in Chicago

$133,994
$24,072
Additional Cash Compensation
$158,066
Total Compensation
Median: $134K
Min: $90K
Max: $200K

How Much Does a Senior Software Engineer Make in Chicago?

The average salary for a Senior Software Engineer in Chicago is $133,994. The average additional cash compensation for a Senior Software Engineer in Chicago is $24,072. The average total compensation for a Senior Software Engineer in Chicago is $158,066. 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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Brand Manager
Budget Analyst
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Business Development Manager
Business Development Representative
Business Intelligence Analyst
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Business Intelligence Manager
CCO (Chief Creative Officer)
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Data Engineering Manager
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Database Administrator
Design Director
Desktop Support
DevOps Engineer
Digital Marketing Manager
Director of Analytics
Director of Customer Success
Director of Marketing
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Director of Product Marketing
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Director of Software Engineering
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Email Marketing Manager
Engineering Manager
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Finance Director
Financial Analyst
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Implementation Manager
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Inside Sales Manager
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Lead Software Engineer
Machine Learning Engineer
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Marketing Coordinator
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Marketing Operations Manager
Office Manager
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Social Media Manager
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Senior Software Engineer jobs in Chicago

Sr. Software Engineer

Chicago
1 day ago
+27
Ocient is searching for an experienced Software Engineer with strong problem-solving skills and a passion for solving hard problems. You will be working with industry-leading software architects to help implement and test a cutting-edge data warehouse.

Sr. Software Engineer - Solutions

Chicago
1 week ago
+27
Ocient is looking for experienced Software Engineers to join its Solutions Engineering team. The solutions team is responsible for the development of software outside of the Ocient database in the Ocient data platform. This includes custom ETL flows, streaming systems, data connectors, etc. The team works closely with end customers and the rest of the Ocient engineering teams to deliver massive-scale data solutions. Ideal candidates are passionate about large-scale systems engineering, high-performance distributed systems, and ensuring customer success.

Sr. Software Engineer (Python)

Chicago
1 week ago
+43
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
+43
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
+52
About G2 - Our People  G2 was founded to create a place where people will love to work. We strive to create meaning in work and provide more than just a job: a true calling. At the heart of our community and culture are our people. Our global G2 team comes from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, and that’s what makes our G2 community  strong and vibrant. We want everyone to bring their authentic selves to work, and we do this through

SR. SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Chicago
4 months 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
6 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, CAT DIGITAL

Chicago
1 week ago
+47
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 application’s

Sr Software Engineer

Chicago
4 hours ago
+47
Career Area:Digital Job Description:As a Sr. Software Engineer you will lead the design, development, testing and deployment of the Salesforce related software systems and/or applications for the Cat Equipment Care Advisor (ECA) Application. Cat ECA enables a proactive maintenance strategy by providing a comprehensive view of ongoing equipment health in an easy-to-use application. Cat ECA is built upon the Salesforce platform with a custom User

Sr. Full Stack Engineer

Chicago
1 week ago
+21
Ready to thrive in the next step on your career journey? West Monroe is seeking a Senior Consultant with expertise in software engineering to assist with the development, delivery, and management of technology-based business solutions for enterprise clients. The position will focus on coding, testing, and implementing new features and configuration changes; assisting in the design and full-stack architecture of software applications to meet

Sr Software Engineer, Applications (Remote Optional)

Chicago
1 week ago
+61
This role on our Integrations & Data team will be responsible for expanding our integrations platform in addition to partnering with Centro's Big Data team to help architect, scale, and support our app's core data workflows. Other ways you will contribute to the team are by: 

Senior Software Engineer (Scala)

Chicago
4 hours ago
+47
Career Area:Digital Job Description:As a Software Engineer, you will contribute to design, development and deployment of Caterpillar's state-of-the-art digital platform hosted on AWS. JOB DUTIES: As a Senior Software Engineer you will contribute to design, development, testing and deployment of software systems and/or applications. Competent to perform all programming, project management, and development assignments without close supervision;

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 $127,287 and the average Senior Software Engineer salary for men is $133,727.

Senior Software Engineer Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Senior Software Engineer with 7+ years of experience is $141,256. 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 $72,671
Min: $42K
Max: $120K
Junior Software Engineer $84,436
Min: $63K
Max: $130K
QA Engineer $87,626
Min: $0K
Max: $135K
Software Test Engineer $91,482
Min: $55K
Max: $140K
Android Developer $95,869
Min: $60K
Max: $152K
Front End Developer $99,195
Min: $55K
Max: $240K
iOS Developer $103,319
Min: $52K
Max: $160K
Software Engineer $106,059
Min: $60K
Max: $165K
Automation Engineer $107,125
Min: $65K
Max: $240K
Security Engineer $113,208
Min: $80K
Max: $160K
Sales Engineer $113,645
Min: $55K
Max: $220K
Game Developer $114,600
Min: $85K
Max: $136K
Salesforce Developer $115,740
Min: $66K
Max: $197K
Site Reliability Engineer $115,778
Min: $85K
Max: $150K
Data Engineer $117,938
Min: $65K
Max: $180K
DevOps Engineer $119,212
Min: $75K
Max: $170K
Systems Engineer $122,421
Min: $65K
Max: $190K
QA Manager $123,615
Min: $78K
Max: $170K
Senior Software Engineer $133,994
Min: $90K
Max: $200K
Lead Software Engineer $136,186
Min: $95K
Max: $175K
Database Administrator $136,333
Min: $95K
Max: $166K
Data Architect $143,330
Min: $68K
Max: $215K
Engineering Manager $150,530
Min: $77K
Max: $221K
Hardware Engineer $153,722
Min: $85K
Max: $253K
Machine Learning Engineer $154,833
Min: $125K
Max: $220K
Principal Software Engineer $156,611
Min: $120K
Max: $225K
Data Engineering Manager $161,523
Min: $110K
Max: $210K
Director of Software Engineering $182,943
Min: $130K
Max: $275K
CTO (Chief Technology Officer) $200,907
Min: $110K
Max: $310K
Vice President of Engineering $203,121
Min: $125K
Max: $500K

Skills that affect Senior Software Engineer salaries in Chicago

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Javascript
8% have this skill
2
SQL
7% have this skill
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Java
6% have this skill
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Front-end
5% have this skill
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Amazon Web Services
5% have this skill
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Python
4% have this skill

Recent Senior Software Engineer salaries in Chicago

$160,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $160,000 with +$5,000 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$132,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Software Engineer I reported a yearly salary of $132,000 with +$13,200 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Female
1,000+ Employees
Chicago
$100,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $100,000 with +$15,000 in additional cash compensation
1,000+ Employees
Chicago
$185,400
Yearly Salary
A Senior Software Developer reported a yearly salary of $185,400 with +$75,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
11-50 Employees
Chicago
$140,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $140,000 with +$14,000 in additional cash compensation
5-7 Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
201-500 Employees
Chicago
$100,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Technical Consultant reported a yearly salary of $100,000 with +$6,000 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
Female
51-200 Employees
Chicago
1-5 Reports
$120,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $120,000 with +$12,000 in additional cash compensation
5-7 Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$128,000
Yearly Salary
A Sr. Backend Engineer reported a yearly salary of $128,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$140,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $140,000 with +$25,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
1,000+ Employees
Chicago
$112,800
Yearly Salary
A Senior Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $112,800 with +$8,460 in additional cash compensation
5-7 Years of Experience
Male
1,000+ Employees
Chicago
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