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Software Engineer salary in Chicago

Average Base Salary in Chicago

$108,484
$16,524
Additional Cash Compensation
$125,008
Total Compensation
Median: $108K
Min: $72K
Max: $165K

How Much Does a Software Engineer Make in Chicago?

The average salary for a Software Engineer in Chicago is $108,484. The average additional cash compensation for a Software Engineer in Chicago is $16,524. The average total compensation for a Software Engineer in Chicago is $125,008. Software Engineer salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In Chicago from anonymous Software Engineer employees in Chicago.

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

Sr. Software Engineer

Chicago
1 week ago
+18
The Senior Software Engineer is a high-impact role where you will work your team to provide both design and implementation. Your desire and ability to collaborate, mentor, and learn are more important than the specific technologies and tools you have used in the past. You must have a demonstrable passion for good software development practices and an irresistible urge to share it with others. You are someone who identifies issues early and brings them to the table along with multiple solutions. You believe that continuous improvement is key to the difference between good and great and can inspire others to follow your example. You love learning and teaching and find satisfaction in multiplying the effectiveness of those around you.

Software Engineer

Chicago
1 week ago
+39
Build high quality software for large scale and highly available systems. Break down complex requirements into workable technical solutions. Ability to develop in a fast-paced, quality-driven environment. Willingness to vocalize your ideas and pick yourself up if you get knocked down. Comfortable with TDD best practices. Review the work done by other team members to make sure it adheres to the standards. Comfortable with Agile methodologies. Outstanding programming and problem-solving skills. Fearless about learning new technologies and technical approaches to application development. Strong desire to build products that will have a daily impact on one of the World’s largest industries. Play an influential role in growing project44 to the industry leader in technology.

Software Engineer

Chicago
1 week ago
+45
What you’ll be doing: As a Senior Software Engineer, you’ll be designing and implementing technical solutions to business problems. You’ll collaborate with other engineers to build the best systems for the problem at hand, learning from Lead Engineers and Architects, while mentoring junior developers. Most problems have multiple solutions and we need your expertise to figure out which one is best, influence technical teams of your solution, and drive to completion.

Software Engineer

Chicago
1 week ago
+47
DialogTech is looking for a Software Engineer who is passionate about building highly reliable, flexible, and scalable systems. We are looking for smart, fast, driven, and curious developers who can help push our products forward in new directions and into new markets. You will have experience and familiarity with researching, experimenting with, and using data from different sources to build new products and services. You'll be expected to keep up with current trends in technologies we use and help us find new technologies that can improve our products.

Software Engineer

Chicago
1 week ago
+29
Design, develop, support, and maintain trading systems, tools, and infrastructure. Collaborate deeply with traders, risk analysts, researchers, and other engineers. Gain and develop an in-depth understanding of trading theory and practice.

Software Engineer

Chicago
2 months ago
+42
Slalom Chicago is seeking a Software Engineer with proven experience building enterprise-level applications. The individual in this role will work in project teams on various Cloud/DevOps projects, ranging from weeks to months in duration, delivering quality solutions to our clients. 

Software Engineer

Chicago
6 months ago
+33
We are looking for talented developers who are excited to help build our team! We believe that building software is a craft, one that always presents opportunities to improve and learn from teammates. We need Web Developers who have a strong understanding of building products across a range of technology stacks. Every client and project is different. You may spend 2 months building a web-based Ruby/Rails app and then rotate onto a native iOS app with a Java/Spring GraphQL backend.

Software Security Engineer

Chicago
3 days ago
+21
Software Security Engineer   We are looking for talented, collaborative people who are driven to solve problems and serious about making a difference in the world.  Enduvo is the world’s only immersive training marketplace. World-renowned healthcare providers, global industrial firms and government organizations use our software every day to improve the education of their employees and constituents.  Our employees tackle compelling and

Principal Software Engineer

Chicago
6 days ago
+36
As a Principal Engineer, you will be responsible for the architecture of our workflow and engagement platform that is changing the way clinicians engage with patients. This role requires a strong competency in both backend and frontend designs and implementations using custom and native API’s as well as Javascript and related technologies on the Salesforce platform. Principal Engineers provide technical leadership, have a passion for learning and tinkering with new tech, and a strong desire to coach others.

Full Stack Software Engineer

Chicago
6 days ago
+36
Built and implemented a windows agent that synchronizes data over a distributed network. Built an event sourcing engine using Kafka that triggers automated workflows and user alerts. Built an event processing pipeline that creates micro batches to load into our data platform.

Sr. Software Engineer

Chicago
6 days ago
+24
Contribute in all aspects of software engineering including design, testing, implementation, deployment, and support. Collaborate with your product owner, AI scientists, designers, and other engineers to deliver world-class AI-powered solutions. Problem solve across multiple disciplines including API development, data engineering, machine learning, and cloud. Pair Programming and Test Driven Development (TDD) on a daily basis. Coach and mentor software engineers on your team and across the company.

Software Engineer II

Chicago
6 days ago
+24
Contribute in all aspects of software engineering including design, testing, implementation, deployment, and support. Collaborate with your product owner, AI scientists, designers, and other engineers to deliver world-class AI-powered solutions. Problem solve across multiple disciplines including API development, data engineering, machine learning, and cloud. Pair Programming and Test Driven Development (TDD) on a daily basis.

Software Engineer Salary ranges

The most common Software Engineer salary in Chicago is between $90k - $100k.

Average Software Engineer Salary by Company Size

People with the job title Software Engineer make the most at companies with 201-500 employees, earning $114,754 on average.

Software Engineer Salary by gender

The average Software Engineer salary for women is $101,922 and the average Software Engineer salary for men is $108,217.

Software Engineer Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Software Engineer with 7+ years of experience is $121,189. The average salary for <1 year of experience is $104,455.

Average Dev + Engineer salaries in Chicago

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
QA Analyst $69,317
Min: $42K
Max: $93K
QA Engineer $81,336
Min: $0K
Max: $120K
Junior Software Engineer $86,878
Min: $65K
Max: $112K
Software Test Engineer $90,423
Min: $55K
Max: $120K
Front End Developer $96,394
Min: $55K
Max: $165K
Android Developer $100,000
Min: $65K
Max: $152K
iOS Developer $101,465
Min: $52K
Max: $160K
Automation Engineer $104,316
Min: $65K
Max: $240K
Salesforce Developer $108,143
Min: $66K
Max: $135K
Software Engineer $108,484
Min: $72K
Max: $165K
Sales Engineer $109,126
Min: $55K
Max: $160K
Security Engineer $109,214
Min: $80K
Max: $135K
DevOps Engineer $117,092
Min: $75K
Max: $170K
Hardware Engineer $117,333
Min: $85K
Max: $150K
Data Engineer $117,966
Min: $65K
Max: $165K
Game Developer $118,250
Min: $85K
Max: $136K
Site Reliability Engineer $120,000
Min: $108K
Max: $132K
QA Manager $121,381
Min: $78K
Max: $170K
Machine Learning Engineer $130,000
Min: $125K
Max: $135K
Lead Software Engineer $134,000
Min: $102K
Max: $161K
Senior Software Engineer $134,215
Min: $90K
Max: $185K
Data Architect $140,182
Min: $68K
Max: $190K
Database Administrator $142,800
Min: $130K
Max: $166K
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 $177,675
Min: $133K
Max: $250K
Data Engineering Manager $196,000
Min: $182K
Max: $210K
CTO (Chief Technology Officer) $198,561
Min: $110K
Max: $310K
Vice President of Engineering $208,202
Min: $125K
Max: $500K

Skills that affect Software Engineer salaries in Chicago

1
Javascript
12% have this skill
2
SQL
10% have this skill
3
Java
8% have this skill
4
Front-end
7% have this skill
5
Python
6% have this skill
6
Amazon Web Services
6% have this skill

Recent Software Engineer salaries in Chicago

$85,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $85,000 with +$9,000 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Chicago
$84,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $84,000 with +$6,300 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Chicago
$95,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $95,000 with +$5,000 in additional cash compensation
< 1 Year of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$78,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $78,000 with +$5,360 in additional cash compensation
< 1 Year of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Chicago
$103,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $103,000 with +$27,000 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Chicago
>10 Reports
$103,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $103,000 with +$27,000 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Chicago
>10 Reports
$77,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $77,000 with +$7,000 in additional cash compensation
5-7 Years of Experience
Male
1-10 Employees
Chicago
$120,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $120,000
1-3 Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$95,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $95,000 with +$14,300 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
500+ Employees
Chicago
$95,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer II reported a yearly salary of $95,000 with +$14,300 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
500+ Employees
Chicago
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