Software Engineer salary in Chicago

Average Base Salary in Chicago

$110,567
$14,302
Additional Cash Compensation
$124,869
Total Compensation
Median: 105,000
Min: $60K
Max: $875K

How Much Does a Software Engineer Make in Chicago?

The average salary for a Software Engineer in Chicago is $110,567. The average additional cash compensation for a Software Engineer in Chicago is $14,302. The average total compensation for a Software Engineer in Chicago is $124,869. Software Engineer salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In from anonymous Software Engineer employees in Chicago.

Chicago by the numbers

6,798
Total number of Tech companies in Chicago
439,772
Total number of tech users on Built In Chicago
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Software Engineer
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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 $118,814 on average.

Software Engineer Salary by gender

The average Software Engineer salary for women is $114,777 and the average Software Engineer salary for men is $108,576.

Software Engineer Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Software Engineer with 7+ years of experience is $136,354. The average salary for <1 year of experience is $98,713.

Average Dev + Engineer salaries in Chicago

Job TitleAverage SalarySalary Range
QA Analyst$77,640
Min: $50K
Max: $130K
Junior Software Engineer$88,233
Min: $63K
Max: $130K
Android Developer$92,205
Min: $60K
Max: $152K
Software Test Engineer$92,800
Min: $55K
Max: $140K
QA Engineer$95,333
Min: $0K
Max: $135K
Front End Developer$104,776
Min: $55K
Max: $240K
Automation Engineer$107,457
Min: $80K
Max: $167K
Software Engineer$110,567
Min: $60K
Max: $875K
Site Reliability Engineer$112,800
Min: $85K
Max: $150K
Game Developer$114,600
Min: $85K
Max: $136K
Data Engineer$115,606
Min: $65K
Max: $182K
iOS Developer$115,699
Min: $75K
Max: $170K
Sales Engineer$115,912
Min: $84K
Max: $220K
Salesforce Developer$120,650
Min: $75K
Max: $197K
Security Engineer$122,360
Min: $80K
Max: $205K
QA Manager$123,636
Min: $90K
Max: $165K
Systems Engineer$124,015
Min: $62K
Max: $190K
DevOps Engineer$128,695
Min: $65K
Max: $190K
Senior Software Engineer$136,275
Min: $81K
Max: $220K
Database Administrator$137,000
Min: $80K
Max: $200K
Lead Software Engineer$144,959
Min: $95K
Max: $200K
Hardware Engineer$149,382
Min: $85K
Max: $253K
Data Architect$153,767
Min: $68K
Max: $215K
Machine Learning Engineer$161,022
Min: $125K
Max: $220K
Engineering Manager$161,907
Min: $77K
Max: $280K
Data Engineering Manager$168,406
Min: $110K
Max: $221K
Principal Software Engineer$169,947
Min: $122K
Max: $330K
Director of Software Engineering$186,842
Min: $133K
Max: $275K
CTO (Chief Technology Officer)$187,258
Min: $116K
Max: $324K
Vice President of Engineering$191,370
Min: $145K
Max: $290K

Skills that affect Software Engineer salaries in Chicago

1
Javascript
15% have this skill
2
SQL
13% have this skill
3
Front-end
10% have this skill
4
Java
9% have this skill
5
Node.js
8% have this skill
6
Python
8% have this skill

Recent Software Engineer salaries in Chicago

$82,000
Yearly Salary
A Associate Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $82,000 with +$4,000 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
1,000+ Employees
Chicago
$117,500
Yearly Salary
A Advanced Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $117,500 with +$11,750 in additional cash compensation
5-7 Years of Experience
Male
1,000+ Employees
Chicago
$95,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $95,000
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$121,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $121,000 with +$10,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$97,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $97,000 with +$7,000 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Female
1,000+ Employees
Chicago
$88,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer Senior Analyst reported a yearly salary of $88,000 with +$8,800 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
1,000+ Employees
Chicago
$94,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer 2 reported a yearly salary of $94,000 with +$6,000 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
< 1 Year of Experience
Male
1,000+ Employees
Chicago
$85,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $85,000 with +$8,500 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
1,000+ Employees
Chicago
1-5 Reports
$78,500
Yearly Salary
A Software Development Specialist reported a yearly salary of $78,500 with +$7,850 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
Female
51-200 Employees
Chicago
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