Software Engineer salary in Chicago

Average Base Salary in Chicago

$108,791
$14,916
Additional Cash Compensation
$123,707
Total Compensation
Median: $109K
Min: $60K
Max: $875K

How Much Does a Software Engineer Make in Chicago?

The average salary for a Software Engineer in Chicago is $108,791. The average additional cash compensation for a Software Engineer in Chicago is $14,916. The average total compensation for a Software Engineer in Chicago is $123,707. Software Engineer salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In from anonymous Software Engineer employees in Chicago.

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Software Engineer jobs in Chicago

Software Engineer

Chicago
4 days ago
+48
Career Area:Digital Job Description: JOB DUTIES: As a Software Engineer you will contribute to design, development, testing and deployment of software systems and/or applications. Competent to perform all programming, project management, and development assignments without close supervision; normally assigned the more complex aspects of systems work. Works directly on complex application/technical problem identification and resolution,

Engineer, Software

Chicago
1 week ago
+16
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including Vets and DisabledYour role in helping us shape the future:Intelsat Inflight has an exciting opportunity for a Software Engineer role who will help us design and develop our next generation airline services platform. You will be part of the team that is building a globally deployed platform for our customers using some best-in-class software technologies.The ideal candidate for this role will

Software Engineer

Chicago
2 weeks ago
+47
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

Chicago
2 weeks ago
+49
Kin is the home insurance company For Every New Normal. Because of our proprietary technology and direct-to-consumer model, we provide affordable pricing without compromising coverage, even in areas most impacted by climate change. We’re proud to offer fully digital homeowners insurance with an elegant user experience, accurate pricing, and fast, high-quality claims service. We are also proud to be recognized as Built In’s 2021 Best Midsize

Software Engineer I

Chicago
3 weeks 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 weeks ago
+40
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
3 weeks ago
+59
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

Sr. Software Engineer

Chicago
3 hours ago
+52
About G2 - Our People  G2 was founded to create a place where people will love to work. We strive to create meaning in work and provide more than just a job: a true calling. At the heart of our community and culture are our people. Our global G2 team comes from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, and that’s what makes our G2 community  strong and vibrant. We want everyone to bring their authentic selves to work, and we do this through

Software Engineer (Labs)

Chicago
3 hours ago
+52
About G2 - Our People  G2 was founded to create a place where people will love to work. We strive to create meaning in work and provide more than just a job: a true calling. At the heart of our community and culture are our people. Our global G2 team comes from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, and that’s what makes our G2 community  strong and vibrant. We want everyone to bring their authentic selves to work, and we do this through

Mid Software Engineer

Chicago
3 hours ago
+52
About G2 - Our People  G2 was founded to create a place where people will love to work. We strive to create meaning in work and provide more than just a job: a true calling. At the heart of our community and culture are our people. Our global G2 team comes from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, and that’s what makes our G2 community  strong and vibrant. We want everyone to bring their authentic selves to work, and we do this through

Senior Software Engineer, iOS

Chicago
14 hours ago
+10
77 West Wacker Dr (35012), United States of America, Chicago, Illinois Senior Software Engineer, iOS Do you love building and pioneering in the technology space? Do you enjoy solving complex business problems in a fast-paced, collaborative, inclusive, and iterative delivery environment? At Capital One, you'll be part of a big group of makers, breakers, doers and disruptors, who love to solve real problems and meet real customer needs. As a

Senior Software Engineer, Android

Chicago
14 hours ago
+10
77 West Wacker Dr (35012), United States of America, Chicago, Illinois Senior Software Engineer, Android Do you love building and pioneering in the technology space? Do you enjoy solving complex business problems in a fast-paced, collaborative, inclusive, and iterative delivery environment? At Capital One, you'll be part of a big group of makers, breakers, doers and disruptors, who love to solve real problems and meet real customer needs. As a

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 $113,764 on average.

Software Engineer Salary by gender

The average Software Engineer salary for women is $116,750 and the average Software Engineer salary for men is $105,432.

Software Engineer Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Software Engineer with 7+ years of experience is $129,870. The average salary for <1 year of experience is $99,744.

Average Dev + Engineer salaries in Chicago

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
QA Analyst $74,909
Min: $50K
Max: $120K
Junior Software Engineer $87,424
Min: $63K
Max: $130K
Android Developer $92,205
Min: $60K
Max: $152K
Software Test Engineer $92,415
Min: $55K
Max: $140K
QA Engineer $93,722
Min: $0K
Max: $135K
Front End Developer $102,381
Min: $55K
Max: $240K
iOS Developer $106,488
Min: $75K
Max: $160K
Software Engineer $108,791
Min: $60K
Max: $875K
Automation Engineer $109,419
Min: $80K
Max: $167K
Site Reliability Engineer $112,875
Min: $85K
Max: $150K
Data Engineer $114,215
Min: $65K
Max: $180K
Game Developer $114,600
Min: $85K
Max: $136K
Sales Engineer $116,907
Min: $84K
Max: $220K
Security Engineer $120,147
Min: $80K
Max: $205K
Systems Engineer $123,193
Min: $65K
Max: $190K
DevOps Engineer $123,236
Min: $65K
Max: $170K
Salesforce Developer $125,813
Min: $75K
Max: $197K
QA Manager $129,000
Min: $100K
Max: $165K
Senior Software Engineer $134,795
Min: $81K
Max: $200K
Lead Software Engineer $140,722
Min: $95K
Max: $195K
Database Administrator $142,700
Min: $95K
Max: $200K
Data Architect $146,220
Min: $68K
Max: $215K
Engineering Manager $153,515
Min: $77K
Max: $221K
Hardware Engineer $153,722
Min: $85K
Max: $253K
Machine Learning Engineer $156,800
Min: $125K
Max: $220K
Data Engineering Manager $161,523
Min: $110K
Max: $210K
Principal Software Engineer $165,188
Min: $122K
Max: $225K
Director of Software Engineering $183,342
Min: $130K
Max: $275K
Vice President of Engineering $192,591
Min: $149K
Max: $290K
CTO (Chief Technology Officer) $203,327
Min: $130K
Max: $324K

Skills that affect Software Engineer salaries in Chicago

1
Javascript
14% have this skill
2
SQL
13% have this skill
3
Java
9% have this skill
4
Front-end
9% have this skill
5
Amazon Web Services
8% have this skill
6
Python
8% have this skill

Recent Software Engineer salaries in Chicago

$85,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $85,000 with +$960 in additional cash compensation
< 1 Year of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
Chicago
$155,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $155,000
5-7 Years of Experience
Female
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$130,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $130,000
3-5 Years of Experience
Female
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$137,500
Yearly Salary
A Software Developer reported a yearly salary of $137,500
7+ Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$130,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $130,000
1-3 Years of Experience
Female
501-1,000 Employees
Chicago
$130,000
Yearly Salary
A Sr. Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $130,000 with +$13,000 in additional cash compensation
5-7 Years of Experience
Female
501-1,000 Employees
Chicago
$85,000
Yearly Salary
A Solution Engineer reported a yearly salary of $85,000
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$86,000
Yearly Salary
A Solution Engineer reported a yearly salary of $86,000
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$83,500
Yearly Salary
A Solution Engineer reported a yearly salary of $83,500
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$142,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $142,000 with +$14,000 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Chicago
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