Senior Software Engineer salary in Chicago

Average Base Salary in Chicago

$133,744
$29,505
Additional Cash Compensation
$163,249
Total Compensation
Median: $134K
Min: $90K
Max: $185K

How Much Does a Senior Software Engineer Make in Chicago?

The average salary for a Senior Software Engineer in Chicago is $133,744. The average additional cash compensation for a Senior Software Engineer in Chicago is $29,505. The average total compensation for a Senior Software Engineer in Chicago is $163,249. Senior Software Engineer salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In Chicago from anonymous Senior Software Engineer employees in Chicago.

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Senior Software Engineer jobs in Chicago

Sr. Software Engineer

Chicago
7 months ago
+28
Lead a team of outstanding developers to implement and continuously improve enterprise software solutions that are high-performance and that their users love. Assist the IT leadership team in planning for and acting on requirements for constant growth and expansion of Kalderos’ technology environment. Quickly gain expertise with Kalderos’ existing environment and business models and provide input on how to continually enhance both. Help to establish and promote software development standards and align them with changing technologies. Continually research and analyze new technology frameworks and tools that Kalderos can bring to bear in its continuous improvement journey.

Senior Software Engineer, Cryptoassets

Chicago
1 day ago
+46
As a member of this team, you will work with other software engineers to design and develop the full stack of software needed to enable a global trading operation. You are expected to design and develop trading systems, exchange connectivity solutions, monitoring systems, and tools to integrate with DRW’s core infrastructure services. The team’s existing systems are written in Java, C++, and Python. Future systems, of which there are many still in the green-field phase, will likely be written in Java, C++, Python, or JavaScript. 

Senior Software Engineer, CLM

Chicago
5 days ago
+44
The Senior Software Engineer (ASP .NET MVC) - ACT will execute on all aspects of the software development lifecycle including design, development, testing, deployment and maintenance of the Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) application. You will primarily leverage the Microsoft technology stack however we also embrace open source technologies such as Redis, Cassandra and Elasticsearch. You enjoy fast-paced entrepreneurial environments where you can solve difficult problems using current technologies and tools. You collaborate well with other team members when brainstorming, designing, and implementing new solutions. You will also help the team succeed by thinking about ways to improve processes, suggesting ways to make the team more effective, and mentoring and modeling engineering best practices.

Senior Software Engineer (Navigation)

Chicago
6 days ago
+30
Architect and build scalable systems, libraries, and frameworks. Write backend code using Scala. Contribute to frontend code using React and Angular frameworks. Work with your team to create test plans and ensure quality. Help automate our certification process. Monitor production systems and provide on-call support.

Senior Software Engineer

Chicago
1 week ago
+45
Full disk encryption. Trusted computing module services. Memory-management solutions. Collaborate with software engineering teams to design, review, and develop solutions that give our customers optimal and secure products. Perform security architecture and design review of new products and features. Mentor junior team members on secure software development best Practices. Serve as a trusted advisor to our product engineering teams, providing them guidance based on up-to-date security industry best practices.

Senior Software Engineer

Chicago
1 week ago
+20
Working as a Senior Software Engineer at Hudson River Trading (HRT), a fully automated trading firm based in NYC, means joining a talented, highly productive, and efficient team. Perhaps you see "Trading" in our name and assume you'll be relegated to some dark corner to code for the "business" but this impression is entirely wrong. At HRT, the code you write *is* our business, so it is everyone's job, top to bottom, to make sure our core dev team has everything they need to do their jobs well.

Senior Software Engineer, Treasury

Chicago
1 week ago
+46
You'll be helping DRW manage its funds efficiently by developing and maintaining simple and robust data pipelines written mostly in Ruby and Clojure that perform complex analysis on all of the firm's and some of the market's data. You'll care about interest rates, charges, trade limits, risk based limits, liquidity, and much more. You'll be using some calculation engines you write and some that are provided by third parties. You'll get to find innovative ways to integrate disparate technologies and provide real and valuable insights to the business. You'll decide which data needs to be up-to-the-second actionable and which data needs to be curated over long periods to gain daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly insights. You'll enable the communication mechanism for that data whether it be alerting, dashboards, ad-hoc querying, or complex data visualization. You'll work closely with your customers inside the firm to bring reliable, concrete, and introspect-able numbers to fuel their deep industry expertise.

Senior Software Engineer, C++

Chicago
1 week ago
+46
Have significant experience developing high-availability systems in C++ and Python with very tight resource/latency constraints. Have a background in multi-threaded programming and a strong understanding of hardware/software interaction. Are comfortable working “under the hood” and you are quite skilled in performance tuning (applications, Linux, socket I/O, etc.) and troubleshooting. Have experience working with C++ libraries like STL and Boost. Are up to date on the C++0x/11 standards and have opinions about them. Have worked on challenging projects that involved things like building a custom compiler, writing a matching engine, or working with large amounts of data in real time. Have strong verbal and written communication skills.

Senior Software Engineer, iOS

Chicago
1 week ago
+30
Mobile development. Building consumer products that delight our users. Continuously improving and simplifying user experience. Joining a team with collaboration and respect.

Senior Software Engineer, Java

Chicago
2 weeks ago
+45
As a Senior Java Software Engineer at Nerdery, you'll have the opportunity to work on projects for a wide range of clients. We have opportunities to solve customer projects with a wide variety of frameworks and platforms. The position provides opportunities to expand your horizons to reach your personal development goals.

Senior Software Engineer, Front End

Chicago
6 days ago
+28
Lead a team of outstanding developers to implement and continuously improve enterprise software solutions that are high-performance and that their users love. Assist the IT leadership team in planning for and acting on requirements for constant growth and expansion of Kalderos’ technology environment. Quickly gain expertise with Kalderos’ existing environment and business models and provide input on how to continually enhance both. Help to establish and promote software development standards and align them with changing technologies. Continually research and analyze new technology frameworks and tools that Kalderos can bring to bear in its continuous improvement journey.

Senior Software Engineer (Care Solution)

Chicago
1 week ago
+30
You will architect, build and ship highly scalable systems, libraries, and frameworks. You will write backend code using primarily Scala. You will contribute to frontend code stack in React.

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 $125,587 and the average Senior Software Engineer salary for men is $132,921.

Senior Software Engineer Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Senior Software Engineer with 7+ years of experience is $139,838. 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 $69,016
Min: $42K
Max: $93K
QA Engineer $81,336
Min: $0K
Max: $120K
Junior Software Engineer $84,598
Min: $63K
Max: $112K
Software Test Engineer $90,423
Min: $55K
Max: $120K
Front End Developer $99,066
Min: $55K
Max: $240K
Android Developer $100,111
Min: $65K
Max: $152K
iOS Developer $101,465
Min: $52K
Max: $160K
Automation Engineer $105,892
Min: $65K
Max: $240K
Software Engineer $108,108
Min: $72K
Max: $165K
Salesforce Developer $108,143
Min: $66K
Max: $135K
Security Engineer $109,214
Min: $80K
Max: $135K
Site Reliability Engineer $111,000
Min: $93K
Max: $132K
Sales Engineer $112,123
Min: $55K
Max: $220K
DevOps Engineer $116,608
Min: $75K
Max: $170K
Game Developer $118,250
Min: $85K
Max: $136K
Data Engineer $118,281
Min: $65K
Max: $165K
QA Manager $121,381
Min: $78K
Max: $170K
Machine Learning Engineer $130,000
Min: $125K
Max: $135K
Senior Software Engineer $133,744
Min: $90K
Max: $185K
Lead Software Engineer $133,889
Min: $102K
Max: $161K
Data Architect $141,364
Min: $68K
Max: $190K
Database Administrator $142,800
Min: $130K
Max: $166K
Hardware Engineer $144,000
Min: $85K
Max: $224K
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 $180,049
Min: $133K
Max: $275K
CTO (Chief Technology Officer) $198,561
Min: $110K
Max: $310K
Data Engineering Manager $200,667
Min: $182K
Max: $210K
Vice President of Engineering $208,202
Min: $125K
Max: $500K

Skills that affect Senior Software Engineer salaries in Chicago

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Javascript
9% have this skill
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SQL
7% have this skill
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Java
5% have this skill
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Front-end
5% have this skill
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Amazon Web Services
4% have this skill
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C#
4% have this skill

Recent Senior Software Engineer salaries in Chicago

$135,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $135,000 with +$16,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
1-10 Employees
Chicago
$98,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $98,000 with +$10,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Chicago
$120,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $120,000 with +$5,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Chicago
$115,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $115,000 with +$15,000 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Chicago
$125,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $125,000
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
11-50 Employees
Chicago
$130,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $130,000 with +$15,000 in additional cash compensation
5-7 Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
Chicago
$125,000
Yearly Salary
A Engineer reported a yearly salary of $125,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
11-50 Employees
Chicago
$135,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $135,000 with +$30,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Female
500+ Employees
Chicago
$130,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $130,000 with +$20,800 in additional cash compensation
5-7 Years of Experience
Female
500+ Employees
Chicago
$130,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $130,000 with +$20,800 in additional cash compensation
5-7 Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Chicago
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