Software Engineer Salary Chicago: Updated 2018 | Built In Chicago
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Business Intelligence Developer
Business Intelligence Manager
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Content Manager
Content Marketing Manager
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Creative Director
CRO (Chief Revenue Officer)
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Customer Support Manager
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Data Architect
Data Engineer
Data Scientist
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DevOps Engineer
Digital Marketing Manager
Director of Analytics
Director of Customer Success
Director of Marketing
Director of Operations
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Email Marketing Manager
Engineering Manager
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Finance Director
Financial Analyst
Front End Developer
HR Coordinator
HR Director
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HR Specialist
Implementation Manager
Implementation Specialist
Inside Sales Manager
Inside Sales Representative
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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
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Chicago
Chicago

Software Engineer salary in Chicago

Average Base Salary in Chicago

$101,799
$13,500
Additional Cash Compensation
$115,299
Total Compensation
Median: $102K
Min: $60K
Max: $150K

How Much Does a Software Engineer Make in Chicago?

The average salary for a Software Engineer in Chicago is $101,799. The average additional cash compensation for a Software Engineer in Chicago is $13,500. The average total compensation for a Software Engineer in Chicago is $115,299. Software Engineer salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In Chicago from anonymous Software Engineer employees in Chicago.

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Software Engineer Salary ranges

Average Software Engineer Salary by Company Size

People with the job title Software Engineer make the most at companies with 201-500 employees, earning $110,736 on average.

Software Engineer Salary by gender

The average Software Engineer salary for women is $78,000 and the average Software Engineer salary for men is $99,254.

Software Engineer Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Software Engineer with 7+ years of experience is $118,740. The average salary for <1 year of experience is $93,250.

Average Dev + Engineer salaries in Chicago

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
QA Analyst $71,068
Min: $42K
Max: $93K
QA Engineer $75,800
Min: $50K
Max: $106K
Automation Engineer $87,867
Min: $59K
Max: $141K
Software Test Engineer $90,700
Min: $72K
Max: $120K
Front End Developer $93,996
Min: $70K
Max: $133K
Android Developer $98,250
Min: $85K
Max: $110K
DevOps Engineer $98,609
Min: $75K
Max: $130K
iOS Developer $100,750
Min: $52K
Max: $160K
Salesforce Developer $100,833
Min: $66K
Max: $131K
Software Engineer $101,915
Min: $60K
Max: $150K
Security Engineer $103,750
Min: $71K
Max: $130K
Data Engineer $107,839
Min: $70K
Max: $145K
Sales Engineer $110,909
Min: $55K
Max: $145K
Senior Software Engineer $119,187
Min: $75K
Max: $180K
QA Manager $122,000
Min: $86K
Max: $170K
Data Architect $129,524
Min: $103K
Max: $165K
Principal Software Engineer $141,000
Min: $120K
Max: $150K
Engineering Manager $145,609
Min: $125K
Max: $165K
Director of Software Engineering $163,000
Min: $105K
Max: $221K
Vice President of Engineering $203,933
Min: $125K
Max: $325K
CTO (Chief Technology Officer) $204,700
Min: $110K
Max: $310K

Software Engineer jobs in Chicago
249

Software Engineer

Chicago
5 days ago
+14
Treasury - Our platform which drives financial disbursements to merchants around the world. Merchant Reporting - Delivering scalable data solutions to our partners: transaction records, payment methods, currencies, & features. Onboarding - Building out a seamless on-boarding flow for Braintree merchants across our global markets.

Software Engineer

Chicago
1 week ago
Below are the sorts of things you’d expect to see under the covers: Back-end: Ruby 2.4+, Go 1.9+, MySQL, Redis, Elasticsearch. Front-end: Rails 5.x, Vue 2.x, Webpack. Testing: RSpec, Capybara, Selenium, Mocha, Jest. Mobile: Highly rated, native iOS and Android apps. Infrastructure: Docker, Kubernetes, Google Cloud, HAProxy.

Software Engineer

Chicago
2 weeks ago
+13
iManage is seeking a Software Engineer with at least 2+ years of experience in software development and a Bachelor's and/or a Master’s Degree in Computer Science. We are currently not considering any candidates that are still attending school for this role. Ideal candidates have completed their education and have at least 2 years of programming experience.

Cloud Senior Software Engineer

Chicago
1 hour ago
+21
The Senior Software Engineer at Relativity architects, designs, implements and tests cloud native software and is consistently applying best practice software engineering. They are accountable for delivering results by producing high-quality code, contributing to an agile team, solving complex challenges, and being a highly dependable skilled development resource for peers. This role will join our cloud monitoring and reporting team building solutions for our cloud-based platform, RelativityOne to support ingestion of over 200 million metrics a day.

Cloud Advanced Software Engineer

Chicago
1 hour ago
+21
As an Advanced Software Engineer at Relativity you will leverage knowledge of Microsoft.NET, SQL, JavaScript, and CSS, to design and build full stack monitoring and reporting solutions for our cloud-based SaaS platform, RelativityOne. This is your opportunity to work on a scalable and dynamic web system which supports integration with multiple search engines, clustering technologies, and client component interaction through web services. Additionally, you will learn how to build highly distributable systems composed of multiple database, processing, and web servers. If you have the desire to be continually challenged and work where boredom is an anomaly, then join our team and be part of a successful company experiencing rapid growth.

Senior Software Engineer

North Suburbs
1 day ago
+30
You will build products in a cloud native platform that enables engineers to deliver value to our customers. You will create a new foundation that will enable new digital capabilities and reduce our time to market.At your current job, how do you react when you hear someone say, “That’s the way we’ve always done it”? If you cringe, wince, or even bang your head on the table, then we want you on our team! You will deliver great solutions with other passionate engineers. You will repeatedly experiment, fail, and learn. You will experience rapid feedback by pairing, testing, and releasing into production – think hours and days, not weeks or months. 

Software Engineer - Productions

Chicago
2 days ago
+21
As a Software Engineer at Relativity, based in Chicago IL, you will leverage your knowledge of Microsoft .NET, SQL, JavaScript, CSS, and AJAX to design and build our web-based litigation support platform, Relativity. This is your opportunity to work on a scalable and dynamic web system which supports integration with multiple search engines, clustering technologies, and client component interaction through web services. Additionally, you will learn how to build highly distributable systems composed of multiple database, processing, and web servers. If you have the desire to be continually challenged and work where boredom is an anomaly, then join our team and be part of a successful company experiencing rapid growth in the massive data field.

Lead Software Engineer, .NET

Chicago
2 days ago
+10
Shiftgig is looking for a Lead Software Engineer to join its growing development team. The right candidate is an engineer with a proven track record of success, who will be comfortable in a fast paced startup environment. You should cherish experimentation and exploration with new technologies, while at the same time keeping your mind on the task currently at hand.

Data Engineer II - Software

Chicago
3 days ago
+16
As a Data Engineer, you will build applications and tooling in support of Vivid Seats Data domain. You will help design and build data-oriented applications and services for both internal use and by our productions systems. You will be responsible for extracting data from multiple disparate sources, data cleansing/wrangling, batch processing and streaming of data feeds, and support the data...

Senior Software Engineer - Processing

Chicago
4 days ago
+21
The Senior Software Engineer is responsible for delivering results for the Product Development department by; contributing to an Agile team that solves complex challenges and builds working software, rapidly producing high quality code, and being a dependable and highly skilled development resource for peers.  The Senior Software Engineer architects, designs, implements and tests cloud native software consistently applying best practice software engineering.

Director, Software Engineering

Chicago
4 days ago
+16
As the Director of Software Engineering, you will be responsible for hiring, allocating resources, motivating, and driving teams to deliver high-quality software on schedule to meet the needs of the business. You are a seasoned Engineering Leader who can grow teams of software engineers, building agile and scalable technology solutions. You will work closely with other leaders and teams...

Manager, Software Engineering - Review

Chicago
4 days ago
+21
The Manager, Software Engineering is responsible for building and leading a highly effective team of software engineers, and working with departmental contacts to support the demands of the department and meet the objectives of the product development process. The engineering manager is responsible for the professional development of their reports and is the subject matter expert for the product features they are involved in.

Skills that affect Software Engineer salaries in Chicago

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Javascript
17% have this skill
2
HTML/CSS
13% have this skill
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Front-end
13% have this skill
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Java
12% have this skill
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DevOps
10% have this skill
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Python
10% have this skill

Recent Software Engineer salaries in Chicago

$96,300
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $96,300 with +$12,000 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
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11-50 Employees
Chicago
$100,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $100,000 with +$20,000 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Chicago
$71,750
Yearly Salary
A Associate Developer reported a yearly salary of $71,750 with +$4,000 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Chicago
$72,400
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $72,400
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
Chicago
$77,000
Yearly Salary
A software engineer reported a yearly salary of $77,000
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Chicago
1-5 Reports
$95,000
Yearly Salary
A Technical Consultant reported a yearly salary of $95,000 with +$5,000 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
Chicago
$125,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $125,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
Chicago
$116,699
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $116,699 with +$6,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
Chicago
$99,000
Yearly Salary
A Associate Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $99,000 with +$17,000 in additional cash compensation
< 1 Year of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Chicago
$120,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $120,000 with +$25,000 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Chicago

Chicago Companies with the Highest Software Engineer Salaries

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Mobile, Software
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+11
Consumer Web, Fintech
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