2019 Software Engineer Salary Chicago | Built In Chicago
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Account Executive
Account Manager
Analytics Manager
Android Developer
Art Director
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)
CIO (Chief Information Officer)
Client Success Manager
CMO (Chief Marketing Officer)
Community Manager
Content Manager
Content Marketing Manager
Content Strategist
COO (Chief Operating Officer)
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 Scientist
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 Software Engineering
Email Marketing Manager
Engineering Manager
Event Planner
Finance Director
Financial Analyst
Front End Developer
HR Coordinator
HR Director
HR Manager
HR Specialist
Implementation Manager
Implementation Specialist
Inside Sales Manager
Inside Sales Representative
iOS Developer
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
Sales Development Representative
Sales Director
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Sales Manager
Sales Operations Analyst
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SEO Manager
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Software Engineer
Software Test Engineer
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Technical Recruiter
Technical Support
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UX Designer
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Software Engineer salary in Chicago

Average Base Salary in Chicago

Additional Cash Compensation
Total Compensation
Median: $96K
Min: $60K
Max: $150K

How Much Does a Software Engineer Make in Chicago?

The average salary for a Software Engineer in Chicago is $96,468. The average additional cash compensation for a Software Engineer in Chicago is $9,641. The average total compensation for a Software Engineer in Chicago is $106,109. Software Engineer salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In Chicago from anonymous Software Engineer employees in Chicago.

Chicago by the numbers

Total number of Tech companies in Chicago
Total number of tech users on Built In Chicago

Chicago Companies with the Highest Dev + Engineer Salaries

Mobile, Software
Marketing Tech, Software
Professional Services, Software

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 $100,862 on average.

Software Engineer Salary by gender

The average Software Engineer salary for women is $80,471 and the average Software Engineer salary for men is $95,850.

Software Engineer Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Software Engineer with 7+ years of experience is $110,770. The average salary for <1 year of experience is $88,588.

Average Dev + Engineer salaries in Chicago

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
QA Analyst $70,239
Min: $42K
Max: $93K
QA Engineer $77,885
Min: $50K
Max: $110K
Software Test Engineer $90,700
Min: $72K
Max: $120K
Front End Developer $92,516
Min: $60K
Max: $133K
Android Developer $96,000
Min: $65K
Max: $122K
Software Engineer $96,468
Min: $60K
Max: $150K
iOS Developer $100,475
Min: $52K
Max: $160K
Automation Engineer $102,700
Min: $65K
Max: $240K
Salesforce Developer $107,647
Min: $66K
Max: $135K
DevOps Engineer $110,870
Min: $75K
Max: $170K
Sales Engineer $111,601
Min: $55K
Max: $160K
Security Engineer $112,783
Min: $84K
Max: $135K
Data Engineer $114,306
Min: $70K
Max: $165K
QA Manager $119,300
Min: $78K
Max: $170K
Senior Software Engineer $125,783
Min: $85K
Max: $180K
Data Architect $136,250
Min: $114K
Max: $165K
Engineering Manager $143,880
Min: $101K
Max: $165K
Principal Software Engineer $147,467
Min: $120K
Max: $210K
Director of Software Engineering $179,111
Min: $140K
Max: $221K
CTO (Chief Technology Officer) $202,579
Min: $110K
Max: $310K
Vice President of Engineering $211,044
Min: $125K
Max: $500K

Software Engineer jobs in Chicago

Software Engineer

13 hours ago
The Software Engineer at IMC Americas, Inc. in Chicago, Illinois will be responsible for the following: working alongside traders to implement trading strategies and produce competitive, efficient solutions in a latency-sensitive environment, and enhance implementations based on trader feedback; developing, creating and modifying technical solutions for IMC's complex, low-latency trading software, implementation systems and associated technologies encompassing multiple frontend and backend systems to solve business problems for multiple trading desks; controlling end-to-end product development in a team environment, with a build chain designed around daily production releases, continuous integration and delivery; driving the development of cutting-edge trading algorithms to positively impact IMC's business; and developing backend and GUI infrastructure to monitor and analyze trading data as well as middleware layers to facilitate communication among non-low latency systems.

Software Engineer

2 days ago
We are looking for Software Engineers at iManage to work on our flagship product in Chicago. In this role, you will be at the center of the development team with responsibility and control over what you are building, with a real impact on our customers and users with every decision you make. Ideal candidate will have an aptitude and passion to learn new technologies while working in a fast paced environment. Our work culture allows us to build great relationships while solving challenging, but interesting problems while having fun under leaders that care about you at a personal and professional level.

Software Engineer

2 days ago
Determine operational feasibility by evaluating analysis, problem definition, requirements, solution development, and proposed solutions. Demonstrate solutions by developing documentation, flowcharts, layouts, diagrams, charts, code comments, and clear code. Prepare and install solutions by determining and designing system specifications, standards, and programming. Protect operations by keeping information confidential, and improve operations by conducting systems analysis and recommending changes in policies and procedures. Update job knowledge by studying state-of-the-art development tools, programming techniques, and computing equipment, as well as participating in educational opportunities and professional organizations, reading professional publications, and maintaining personal networks. Provide information by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing development and service issues. Develop software solutions by studying information needs, systems flow, data usage, and work processes, as well as conferring with users, investigating problem areas, and following the software development lifecycle.

Software Engineer

North Suburbs
2 days ago
Discover is looking for a talented Software Engineer to join our application development team. We’re looking for developers who are passionate about building software that delights our customers and foster a low effort experience. The preferred candidate is one who enjoys working within a team in an entrepreneurial environment, influencing the long term direction of our solutions while working with a similar minded group of people. Our team operates very much like a startup that just happens to reside within a Fortune 300 company. You’ll love working on our team if you’ll enjoy mentoring with other developers, working directly with customers, leading your work vs. following a checklist, enjoy advocating for and driving change as well as inventing features or projects that solve a business challenge. You’ll be part of a Skunkworks team that specializes in using the latest technologies to provide world class solutions to challenging and emerging business needs. Our technical solutions are fairly diverse. As such you’ll work on projects that range from call handling systems, to reporting systems, artificial intelligence and machine learning, real-time event based communication systems and even building video games for play at work.

Software Engineer

3 days ago
A great Software Engineer opportunity to be a part of a team that builds and evolves high performance, scalable order processing systems handling large transactional volumes. We encourage and welcome out of the box ideas in all areas like artificial intelligence, data processing and information retrieval, voice capabilities, automation, computer vision, and other ideas welcome. We greatly enjoy all the benefits of working for a digital E-Commerce Company (flexible hours, a healthy vacation plan, summer hours) in a relaxed work environment.

Software Engineer

4 days ago
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.

Software Engineer

5 days ago
As a Software Engineer, your primary mission will be to design, write, test, deploy and support new implementations for the tools that drive Relativity. You will use your technical expertise to design and write enhancements for the Relativity platform. Your eagerness to learn new technologies and solve complex problems will make you the ideal candidate. Excellent communication skills are critical in this role as you will be expected to raise issues early and clearly document your code additions, test procedures, and project results. Your success in this role will provide you with extensive knowledge of the innerworkings of Relativity and open up a number of opportunities within our organization.

Software Engineer

6 days ago
The primary objective of our Software Engineer is to participate in the design, development and maintenance efforts of CCC’s applications. This individual leverages their knowledge of analysis, design, coding, testing, and maintenance of software applications to develop, enhance, and modify CCC applications. The Java / J2EE Software Engineer is expected to assist with the conceptualization of software solutions at both the unit level, ie. program module, and at the system level, ie. integrated applications. This individual demonstrates an understanding of the latest development environments including development tools and applications.

Software Engineer

6 days ago
Write code all day, every day, in a paired programming environment with like-minded people.  Extremely limited meetings and email interaction to enable you to be more productive. Write tests first, watch them fail, get them to pass, rinse, repeat.  TDD is how we operate.  This is a full stack role and you will be part of a product team that owns the testing (through automated unit and integration tests), development, deployment and support of your product. 

Software Engineer

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

1 week ago
Create web enabled solutions for consumers that monitor critical changes in their credit by assisting them with debt analysis, identity theft protection features, and money management tools. Participate as a highly technical specialist in design development, coding, planning, testing, and debugging new software or significant enhancements to existing software. Work with technical staff to understand problems with software and correct them. Review code for defects and quality against technical documents and standard practices. Review and translate business requirements for technical feasibility and logical defects. Demonstrate a high level of analytical and problem-solving capability along with the ability to articulate the decision process to multiple management levels as it relates to both business and technical roles time estimates for assigned tasks. 

Software Engineer

2 weeks ago
Be a web developer with solid knowledge of algorithms and data structures. Have 2+ years of experience developing web applications. Have solid knowledge of our technology stack (Ruby, Javascript, PostgreSQL, Redis, nginx). Have experience in a full stack environment. Have experience leading, owning products and solving problems. Have experience with dynamic languages. Be curious about ever-changing technology.

Skills that affect Software Engineer salaries in Chicago

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Recent Software Engineer salaries in Chicago

Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $88,000 with +$10,000 in additional cash compensation
< 1 Year of Experience
500+ Employees
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $95,000 with +$9,500 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
201-500 Employees
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $83,000
1-3 Years of Experience
500+ Employees
1-5 Reports
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $68,000
1-3 Years of Experience
500+ Employees
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $99,000 with +$11,500 in additional cash compensation
< 1 Year of Experience
500+ Employees
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer II reported a yearly salary of $66,000 with +$800 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
11-50 Employees
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $100,000
1-3 Years of Experience
201-500 Employees
Yearly Salary
A Full-Stack Engineer reported a yearly salary of $115,000
7+ Years of Experience
201-500 Employees
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $83,547 with +$5,450 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
51-200 Employees
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $110,000 with +$1,000 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
51-200 Employees
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