Senior Software Engineer salary in Chicago

Average Base Salary in Chicago

$133,759
$28,332
Additional Cash Compensation
$162,091
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 $133,759. The average additional cash compensation for a Senior Software Engineer in Chicago is $28,332. The average total compensation for a Senior Software Engineer in Chicago is $162,091. 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
2 days ago
+25
The Sr. Software Engineer will report to the Manager, Software Engineering in our downtown Chicago IL headquarters. This role contributes to the Engineering of large scale solutions that enable Echo's business while supporting the strategic architectural vision of quality, scalability, performance and function. The Sr. Software Engineer is an active member on a dynamic team looking build Best in Class software. The ideal candidate for this role not only is able to produce high quality work quickly, but also serves as a resource to their peers around them and provides mentoring whenever possible.

Sr. Software Engineer

Chicago
3 days ago
+63
This position is open to fully-remote candidates who can work from anywhere in the United States and Canada. Candidates also have the option to work from one of our office locations in Chicago or Toronto.  The Opportunity:  As a Senior Engineer on our B2C Marketplace Team you'll make highly visible enhancements to the backend systems powering our Web app, iOS App, and Android App by maintaining and building new features across our Java

Sr. Software Engineer

Chicago
5 days ago
+25
The Sr. Software Engineer will report to the Manager, Software Engineering in our downtown Chicago IL headquarters.  This role contributes to the Engineering of large scale solutions that enable Echo's business while supporting the strategic architectural vision of quality, scalability, performance and function.  The Sr. Software Engineer is an active member on a dynamic team looking build Best in Class software.  The ideal candidate for this role not only is able to produce high quality work quickly, but also serves as a resource to their peers around them and provides mentoring whenever possible. 

Sr. Software Engineer

Chicago
1 week 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 (Front-End)

Chicago
10 hours ago
+25
As a Senior Front-End Software Engineer on the Echo Global Logistics team, you will contribute to engineering of large scale web-based applications to enable Echo’s business while supporting architectural vision of quality, scalability, performance and function. Our proprietary software is created with the goal to simplify transportation for our customers and carriers, and is one of our largest competitive advantages in an ever growing market.

Sr. Software Engineer (Back-End)

Chicago
10 hours ago
+25
As a Senior Software Engineer on the Echo Global Logistics team, you will be a major contributor to the design and implementation of a modular and adaptive service-based enterprise platform in line with our organizational mission of quality, scalability, performance and function. Our proprietary software powers the ever growing North American freight industry by simplifying transportation logistics for shippers and carriers.

Senior Software Engineer

Chicago
1 day ago
+50
Penchant and passion for software product development. Demonstrable skills in object oriented design, patterns and programming. Proficiency with unit and integration testing of code. Proven ability, willingness and motivation to learn and grow in an organization. Willingness to learn from mistakes, adapt and improve. Track record of delivering high quality work in a fast-paced environment. Ability to communicate clearly, concisely and accurately. A history of contributing ideas and opinions in a dynamic, diverse and talented team.

Senior Software Engineer

Chicago
1 week ago
+31
Who we are? Here at Focused Labs, we are a small, select, software development team that wants to improve the world of software engineering through excellence.  We take a unique approach to deliver products to market quickly while meeting the business and customer needs of our clients.  Our values: Listen first - we are experts when it comes to software, but life long learners in the domain of our customers. We listen, collaborate, and

Senior Software Engineer

Chicago
1 week ago
+37
We are looking for an ambitious senior engineer with a deep desire to learn and develop software that improves people’s lives. If you’re passionate about developing the best software and collaborating with other developers to do so, then we want to hear from you! You will enhance our SaaS solution, scale highly distributed systems, and continuously improve our engineering practices. You will get to work on the latest software practices and technologies such as microservices architecture, cloud design patterns, automated CI/CD pipeline, automated and orchestrated Dockerized delivery, and AWS platform. Above all, your work will impact people’s interactions with the healthcare system.

Senior Software Engineer, Cryptoassets

Chicago
2 weeks ago
+54
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, C++

Chicago
2 weeks ago
+54
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

Chicago
2 weeks ago
+34
Develop high-quality software. Support and mentor other engineers. Review and debug code. Effectively apply Civis best practices methodology and enforces design standards, extending them where needed. Ensures project documents are complete, current, and archived appropriately. Ability to research, prototype and recommend software solutions. Collaborate with other teams within the organization. Engage the project on an emotional level as well as technical.

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 $125,871 and the average Senior Software Engineer salary for men is $132,992.

Senior Software Engineer Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Senior Software Engineer with 7+ years of experience is $140,846. 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 $71,851
Min: $42K
Max: $120K
Junior Software Engineer $81,206
Min: $63K
Max: $112K
QA Engineer $83,396
Min: $0K
Max: $120K
Software Test Engineer $90,155
Min: $55K
Max: $120K
Android Developer $95,039
Min: $60K
Max: $152K
Front End Developer $99,123
Min: $55K
Max: $240K
iOS Developer $103,514
Min: $52K
Max: $160K
Automation Engineer $106,362
Min: $65K
Max: $240K
Software Engineer $106,598
Min: $60K
Max: $165K
Salesforce Developer $109,900
Min: $66K
Max: $135K
Security Engineer $110,267
Min: $80K
Max: $150K
Site Reliability Engineer $111,333
Min: $90K
Max: $135K
Sales Engineer $113,684
Min: $55K
Max: $220K
Systems Engineer $114,814
Min: $65K
Max: $151K
Data Engineer $117,879
Min: $65K
Max: $165K
DevOps Engineer $118,105
Min: $75K
Max: $170K
Game Developer $118,250
Min: $85K
Max: $136K
QA Manager $121,960
Min: $78K
Max: $170K
Senior Software Engineer $133,759
Min: $90K
Max: $185K
Lead Software Engineer $133,881
Min: $102K
Max: $170K
Machine Learning Engineer $135,000
Min: $125K
Max: $145K
Data Architect $139,463
Min: $68K
Max: $190K
Database Administrator $142,800
Min: $130K
Max: $166K
Hardware Engineer $145,200
Min: $85K
Max: $224K
Engineering Manager $146,315
Min: $77K
Max: $206K
Principal Software Engineer $152,694
Min: $120K
Max: $225K
Data Engineering Manager $178,821
Min: $137K
Max: $210K
Director of Software Engineering $181,758
Min: $133K
Max: $275K
CTO (Chief Technology Officer) $199,598
Min: $110K
Max: $310K
Vice President of Engineering $204,284
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
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

$144,760
Yearly Salary
A Sr Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $144,760 with +$3,450 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$144,760
Yearly Salary
A Sr Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $144,760 with +$3,450 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$115,375
Yearly Salary
A Senior Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $115,375
5-7 Years of Experience
Male
1,000+ Employees
Chicago
$155,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $155,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
1,000+ Employees
Chicago
$142,500
Yearly Salary
A Senior Engineering Manager reported a yearly salary of $142,500 with +$7,500 in additional cash compensation
5-7 Years of Experience
Female
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$160,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer IV reported a yearly salary of $160,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
Chicago
$130,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $130,000
7+ Years of Experience
Female
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$135,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $135,000
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
Chicago
$105,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Developer reported a yearly salary of $105,000 with +$3,000 in additional cash compensation
5-7 Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$150,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $150,000
5-7 Years of Experience
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501-1,000 Employees
Chicago
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