Software Engineer salary in Chicago

Average Base Salary in Chicago

$107,323
$17,044
Additional Cash Compensation
$124,367
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 $107,323. The average additional cash compensation for a Software Engineer in Chicago is $17,044. The average total compensation for a Software Engineer in Chicago is $124,367. 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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Account Executive
Account Manager
Accountant
Analytics Manager
Android Developer
Art Director
Associate Product Manager
Automation Engineer
Brand Manager
Budget Analyst
Business Analyst
Business Development Manager
Business Development Representative
Business Intelligence Analyst
Business Intelligence Developer
Business Intelligence Manager
CCO (Chief Creative Officer)
CFO (Chief Financial Officer)
Chief People Officer
CIO (Chief Information Officer)
Client Success Manager
CMO (Chief Marketing Officer)
Community Manager
Content Manager
Content Marketing Manager
Content Strategist
Controller
COO (Chief Operating Officer)
Copywriter
CPO (Chief Product Officer)
Creative Director
CRO (Chief Revenue Officer)
CTO (Chief Technology Officer)
Customer Support Manager
Customer Support Rep
Data Analyst
Data Architect
Data Engineer
Data Engineering Manager
Data Scientist
Database Administrator
Design Director
Desktop Support
DevOps Engineer
Digital Marketing Manager
Director of Analytics
Director of Customer Success
Director of Marketing
Director of Operations
Director of Product Management
Director of Product Marketing
Director of Product Marketing
Director of Software Engineering
Editor
Email Marketing Manager
Engineering Manager
Event Planner
Finance Director
Financial Analyst
Front End Developer
Game Developer
Hardware Engineer
HR Coordinator
HR Director
HR Manager
HR Specialist
Implementation Manager
Implementation Specialist
Inside Sales Manager
Inside Sales Representative
iOS Developer
Junior Business Analyst
Junior Data Analyst
Junior Data Scientist
Junior Software Engineer
Lead Software Engineer
Machine Learning Engineer
Marketing Associate
Marketing Coordinator
Marketing Manager
Marketing Operations Manager
Office Manager
Operations Associate
Operations Manager
Principal Software Engineer
Product Analyst
Product Designer
Product Manager
Product Marketing Manager
Product Owner
Project Coordinator
Project Manager
Public Relations Manager
Public Relations Specialist
QA Analyst
QA Engineer
QA Manager
Recruiter
Sales Development Representative
Sales Director
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Senior Marketing Manager
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Senior Recruiter
Senior Software Engineer
Senior Technical Writer
Senior UI Designer
Senior UX Designer
SEO Manager
SEO Specialist
Site Reliability Engineer
Social Media Manager
Software Engineer
Software Test Engineer
Systems Engineer
Technical Product Manager
Technical Project Manager
Technical Recruiter
Technical Support
Technical Writer
UI Designer
UX Designer
UX Researcher
Vice President of Care
Vice President of Engineering
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Software Engineer jobs in Chicago

Software Engineer

North Suburbs
3 days ago
+51
Qualified engineers should have a strong working knowledge of the latest Microsoft tools and technologies used to develop .NET Web applications. In this role you will play an active role in the design and development of features for our cloud-based commercial Tax Software product. This role can be REMOTE.  

Software Engineer

Chicago
5 days ago
+35
Built In unites companies and people around their shared passion for tech and the universal need for purpose. To help our partners attract qualified talent, we create content that tells their story in a way no job post ever could — and we put their jobs in front of people who were born to do them. Our audience of sought-after candidates use Built In to find their professional purpose and connect meaningfully to the tech community, including by reading our content, networking at our events and applying to jobs at companies they believe in. 

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 iterate

Software Engineer

Chicago
2 weeks ago
+37
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
+40
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. 

Software Engineer - TypeScript/React

Chicago
1 hour ago
+58
We are a small development team within DRW rebuilding existing applications from the ground up and creating completely new ones. These applications are mission-critical and used daily by our traders whom we work directly with. While our applications are used by a relatively small but growing set of users, the decisions made through them are very large. This is a chance to build quality applications using modern technology and practices.  Our code is all written in the latest version of TypeScript and our applications are powered by React/Redux. We use gRPC-web for communication between our web-based applications and back-end APIs. Our applications are containerized with Docker and deployed to a Kubernetes cluster.

Associate Software Engineer

Chicago
21 hours ago
+40
Why project44?  Our mission is to usher in a new era of trust and predictability to transportation and logistics, but there’s still a lot of work to be done. The industry is massive, as is the opportunity. We’re looking for bright, ambitious individuals to join our growing global team and help us enable a more productive and successful world. We’re changing the way the world ships, and we’re looking for you to help us get there!   Take an inside

Senior Software Engineer - Boardwalk

Remote
1 day ago
+60
As a Senior Software Engineer on Boardwalk you will leverage your software development skills to design and build out our cloud-based patent search platform, Boardwalk.   The team is made up of a small group of experienced Relativity engineers who operate like a small startup within Relativity and are tasked with building an adjacent product and business with the goal of becoming a key driver in the growth of Relativity. 

Sr. Software Engineer

Chicago
4 days 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. 

Software Engineer - Review

Chicago
5 days ago
+60
We are Relativity. A market-leading, global tech company that equips legal and compliance professionals with a powerful platform to organize data, discover the truth, and act on it. The US Department of Justice, 199 of the Am Law 200, and more than 329,000 enabled users trust Relativity during litigation, internal investigations, and compliance projects.   Our SaaS product, RelativityOne, has become the fastest-growing product in the company's

Applied Software Engineer

Chicago
6 days ago
+34
What we do At Civis, we take a science-first approach to solving business problems using person-level data. With a blend of proprietary technology and statistical advisory services, we help public and private sector organizations find, understand and connect with the people they care about, so they can stop guessing and start using mathematical proof to guide decisions. We know others use “data science” and “analytics” as buzzwords, but at Civis

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 iterate

Software Engineer Salary ranges

The most common Software Engineer salary in Chicago is between $100k - $110k.

Average Software Engineer Salary by Company Size

People with the job title Software Engineer make the most at companies with 201-500 employees, earning $116,957 on average.

Software Engineer Salary by gender

The average Software Engineer salary for women is $102,461 and the average Software Engineer salary for men is $106,608.

Software Engineer Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Software Engineer with 7+ years of experience is $125,921. The average salary for <1 year of experience is $103,574.

Average Dev + Engineer salaries in Chicago

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
QA Analyst $72,705
Min: $42K
Max: $120K
Junior Software Engineer $84,489
Min: $63K
Max: $130K
QA Engineer $87,130
Min: $0K
Max: $135K
Software Test Engineer $91,661
Min: $55K
Max: $140K
Android Developer $94,820
Min: $60K
Max: $152K
Front End Developer $99,516
Min: $55K
Max: $240K
iOS Developer $103,330
Min: $52K
Max: $160K
Automation Engineer $107,125
Min: $65K
Max: $240K
Software Engineer $107,323
Min: $60K
Max: $248K
Site Reliability Engineer $112,875
Min: $85K
Max: $150K
Security Engineer $113,586
Min: $80K
Max: $160K
Sales Engineer $113,842
Min: $55K
Max: $220K
Salesforce Developer $115,354
Min: $66K
Max: $197K
Game Developer $118,250
Min: $85K
Max: $136K
Data Engineer $118,647
Min: $65K
Max: $180K
DevOps Engineer $119,066
Min: $75K
Max: $170K
QA Manager $121,960
Min: $78K
Max: $170K
Systems Engineer $124,350
Min: $65K
Max: $190K
Senior Software Engineer $133,680
Min: $90K
Max: $185K
Database Administrator $136,500
Min: $95K
Max: $166K
Lead Software Engineer $137,429
Min: $95K
Max: $175K
Data Architect $142,188
Min: $68K
Max: $215K
Engineering Manager $149,992
Min: $77K
Max: $221K
Principal Software Engineer $156,051
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 $181,584
Min: $130K
Max: $275K
CTO (Chief Technology Officer) $200,245
Min: $110K
Max: $310K
Vice President of Engineering $204,198
Min: $125K
Max: $500K

Skills that affect Software Engineer salaries in Chicago

1
Javascript
14% have this skill
2
SQL
12% have this skill
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Java
9% have this skill
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Front-end
8% have this skill
5
Python
8% have this skill
6
Amazon Web Services
8% have this skill

Recent Software Engineer salaries in Chicago

$98,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $98,000
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
11-50 Employees
Chicago
$95,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer II reported a yearly salary of $95,000 with +$5,000 in additional cash compensation
5-7 Years of Experience
Other
1,000+ Employees
Chicago
$100,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer II reported a yearly salary of $100,000 with +$10,000 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
1,000+ Employees
Chicago
$104,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer II reported a yearly salary of $104,000 with +$10,000 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
1,000+ Employees
Chicago
$104,265
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer I reported a yearly salary of $104,265
1-3 Years of Experience
Female
501-1,000 Employees
Chicago
$108,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $108,000 with +$10,800 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
1,000+ Employees
Chicago
$93,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $93,000
5-7 Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
Chicago
$136,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $136,000 with +$6,000 in additional cash compensation
201-500 Employees
Chicago
1-5 Reports
$90,000
Yearly Salary
A TDP Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $90,000 with +$10,800 in additional cash compensation
< 1 Year of Experience
Prefer not to say
1,000+ Employees
Chicago
$105,000
Yearly Salary
A Full Stack Cloud Engineer reported a yearly salary of $105,000
5-7 Years of Experience
Male
1,000+ Employees
Chicago
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