Software Engineer salary in Chicago

Average Base Salary in Chicago

$106,610
$16,422
Additional Cash Compensation
$123,032
Total Compensation
Median: $107K
Min: $60K
Max: $248K

How Much Does a Software Engineer Make in Chicago?

The average salary for a Software Engineer in Chicago is $106,610. The average additional cash compensation for a Software Engineer in Chicago is $16,422. The average total compensation for a Software Engineer in Chicago is $123,032. Software Engineer salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In 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

Software Engineer I

Chicago
2 days ago
+27
Ocient is searching for Software Engineers with strong problem-solving skills and a passion for computer science to help build and test the next generation OLAP database system. You will work closely with some of Chicago’s most talented software engineers to solve complex problems involving distributed systems, query optimization, metadata storage, web services, and more. 

Software Engineer

Chicago
3 days 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 iterate

Software Engineer

Chicago
2 weeks ago
+55
The safety and security of CSC’s current and prospective employees, customers, and the communities we serve are our first priority. Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns, we have transitioned to virtual interviews for the foreseeable future. We look forward to all upcoming video and phone interview conversations with our prospective candidates. We are always in search of top talent to join the CSC family. If you are looking for a career change

Software Engineer

Chicago
2 weeks ago
+36
As a software engineer, you'll work on small teams to develop the products and features that make Kin operate. We're a Ruby on Rails environment with JavaScript front-end and PostgreSQL database, and we apply Agile methodologies to our product and software development processes. In your role, you will have the opportunity to work on features and products in a collaborative engineering environment where you can work closely with peers as well as cross-functionally.

Software Engineer

Chicago
3 weeks ago
+43
project44 is looking for a 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
18 minutes 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. 

Software Engineer, UI/JavaScript

Chicago
19 hours ago
+59
DRW is a technology-driven, diversified principal trading firm. We trade our own capital at our own risk, across a broad range of asset classes, instruments and strategies, in financial markets around the world. As the markets have evolved over the past 25 years, so has DRW – maximizing opportunities to include real estate, cryptoassets and venture capital. With over 1,000 employees at our Chicago headquarters and offices around the world, we work together to solve complex problems, challenge consensus and deliver meaningful results. It’s a place of high expectations, deep curiosity and thoughtful collaboration. 

Staff Software Engineer

Chicago
1 day 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 iterate

Intern - Software Engineer

Chicago
1 day ago
+27
Ocient is searching for Software Engineers with strong problem-solving skills and a passion for computer science to help build and test the next generation OLAP database system. You will work closely with some of Chicago’s most talented software engineers to solve complex problems involving distributed systems, query optimization, metadata storage, web services, and more.  We are offering an internship (Winter 2020, Spring/Summer/Fall 2021) and

Senior Software Engineer

Chicago
3 days 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 iterate

Sr. Software Engineer

Chicago
4 days 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

Software Engineer (Applications Team)

Chicago
4 days ago
+47
We are PEAK6, a leading investment firm. You'll find us headquartered in the historic Chicago Board of Trade building, where we first opened our doors in 1997. Over 20 years ago, we were among the first firms to develop sophisticated proprietary technology in our trading business. Today, we continue to leverage our technical ingenuity and operational excellence across several investment areas, spanning early-to-mid stage growth capital,

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 $117,450 on average.

Software Engineer Salary by gender

The average Software Engineer salary for women is $102,322 and the average Software Engineer salary for men is $105,815.

Software Engineer Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Software Engineer with 7+ years of experience is $125,454. The average salary for <1 year of experience is $102,502.

Average Dev + Engineer salaries in Chicago

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
QA Analyst $72,438
Min: $42K
Max: $120K
Junior Software Engineer $84,750
Min: $63K
Max: $130K
QA Engineer $87,626
Min: $0K
Max: $135K
Software Test Engineer $90,984
Min: $55K
Max: $140K
Android Developer $94,820
Min: $60K
Max: $152K
Front End Developer $99,500
Min: $55K
Max: $240K
iOS Developer $103,319
Min: $52K
Max: $160K
Software Engineer $106,610
Min: $60K
Max: $248K
Automation Engineer $107,125
Min: $65K
Max: $240K
Security Engineer $113,586
Min: $80K
Max: $160K
Sales Engineer $113,645
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 $118,315
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 $133,762
Min: $90K
Max: $188K
Lead Software Engineer $135,750
Min: $95K
Max: $175K
Database Administrator $136,500
Min: $95K
Max: $166K
Data Architect $143,330
Min: $68K
Max: $215K
Engineering Manager $150,757
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 $182,541
Min: $130K
Max: $275K
CTO (Chief Technology Officer) $200,907
Min: $110K
Max: $310K
Vice President of Engineering $204,069
Min: $125K
Max: $500K

Skills that affect Software Engineer salaries in Chicago

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Javascript
14% have this skill
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SQL
13% have this skill
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Java
10% have this skill
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Front-end
9% have this skill
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Amazon Web Services
8% have this skill
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Python
8% have this skill

Recent Software Engineer salaries in Chicago

$90,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer II reported a yearly salary of $90,000 with +$15,000 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
1,000+ Employees
Chicago
$90,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $90,000 with +$20,000 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
1,000+ Employees
Chicago
$80,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $80,000
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
1,000+ Employees
Chicago
1-5 Reports
$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
1,000+ Employees
Chicago
1-5 Reports
$120,000
Yearly Salary
A Technical Solutions Specialist reported a yearly salary of $120,000 with +$40,000 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
1,000+ Employees
Chicago
$105,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $105,000 with +$10,500 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
Chicago
$90,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $90,000
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$128,500
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $128,500
7+ Years of Experience
Male
501-1,000 Employees
Chicago
$77,000
Yearly Salary
A Techincal Consultant reported a yearly salary of $77,000
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
1,000+ Employees
Chicago
1-5 Reports
$83,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Developer reported a yearly salary of $83,000 with +$4,000 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
1,000+ Employees
Chicago
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