2019 Software Engineer Salary Chicago (Updated Daily) | Built In Chicago
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Account Executive
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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)
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Content Marketing Manager
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COO (Chief Operating Officer)
Copywriter
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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
Editor
Email Marketing Manager
Engineering Manager
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Finance Director
Financial Analyst
Front End Developer
HR Coordinator
HR Director
HR Manager
HR Specialist
Implementation Manager
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Inside Sales Manager
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iOS Developer
Marketing Associate
Marketing Coordinator
Marketing Manager
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Office Manager
Operations Associate
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Chicago
Chicago

Software Engineer salary in Chicago

Average Base Salary in Chicago

$95,293
$8,850
Additional Cash Compensation
$104,143
Total Compensation
Median: $95K
Min: $60K
Max: $150K

How Much Does a Software Engineer Make in Chicago?

The average salary for a Software Engineer in Chicago is $95,293. The average additional cash compensation for a Software Engineer in Chicago is $8,850. The average total compensation for a Software Engineer in Chicago is $104,143. Software Engineer salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In Chicago from anonymous Software Engineer employees in Chicago.

Chicago by the numbers

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Total number of Tech companies in Chicago
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Software Engineer jobs in Chicago
332

Software Engineer

Chicago
3 days ago
+20
Design and implement our API endpoints and customer-facing web applications. Write automated tests and ensure comprehensive test coverage. Assist with verifying the features you developed are working successfully in production. We do multiple daily releases whenever features are ready.

Software Engineer

Chicago
1 week ago
+26
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

Chicago
1 week ago
+29
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

Chicago
1 week ago
+14
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

Chicago
1 week ago
+23
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

Chicago
2 weeks ago
+21
Work with your team and other stakeholders to define, design, implement, test, document, and deliver quality software products in a fast paced environment utilizing Java, Scala, C#, and other technologies as needed. Utilize sound engineering practices to deliver functional, reliable, secure, tested and maintainable software that satisfies stakeholders requirements. Work with the team to improve the scalability and performance of existing products. Positively contribute to the culture, well-being, and growth of each team member and the company at large by being a helpful and considerate team member and by adhering to the company’s core values.

Lead Software Engineer - Review

Chicago
18 hours ago
+21
The Lead Engineer practices software engineering and leads a team of software developers to apply software engineering best practices and principles to deliver high quality, maintainable, reusable, reliable, performant, and scalable software on schedule. The Lead Engineer serves as a technical liaison between his or her team and other internal and external development teams to identify and resolve dependencies, to identify, improve, and apply software engineering best practices and processes, and to identify and mitigate risks to the on-time delivery of software. The Lead Engineer works under minimal supervision of software engineering managers. 

Senior Software Engineer (.NET)

Chicago
1 day ago
+26
The Senior Software Engineer will be primarily responsible for the development of holistic web based software solutions using primarily Microsoft technologies including Microsoft .NET / C#, SQL Server, HTML/JavaScript, and others. The Senior Software Engineer will participate in all stages of the Software Development Lifecycle for our Elegrity Connect Platform, including software architecture, software design, quality assurance, software development and deployment.

Principal Software Engineer

Chicago
1 day ago
+23
The Marketing Store produces bespoke solutions for clients with complex scale and/or application needs. The Senior Software Engineer (Chicago) will be focused on building and maintaining loyalty and prizing systems for clients of The Marketing Store. This position will work on systems that are equivalent to banking/financial applications in both risk and criticality. This position will foster development of existing skills as well as push against architectural boundaries in distributed computing.

Senior Software Engineer

Chicago
1 day ago
+20
We are seeking a highly motivated, talented engineer to join our engineering team.  As part of the Software Development team, you will develop innovative products by building software quickly and iteratively in an agile environment. We are looking for someone to lead and influence the technical direction of a core component in our system. A person in this role must be comfortable collaborating with product managers, designers, and other technical

Lead Software Engineer - Processing

Chicago
1 day ago
+21
The Lead Engineer practices software engineering and leads a team of software developers to apply software engineering best practices and principles to deliver high quality, maintainable, reusable, reliable, performant, and scalable software on schedule. The Lead Engineer serves as a technical liaison between his or her team and other internal and external development teams to identify and resolve dependencies, to identify, improve, and apply software engineering best practices and processes, and to identify and mitigate risks to the on-time delivery of software. The Lead Engineer works under minimal supervision of software engineering managers.

Lead Software Engineer

North Suburbs
1 day ago
+30
This individual will be a key member on a Business Technology (BT) team, which falls within BTs Application Development organization. Our team plays a critical role in the large scale roll out of a new, enterprise-wide Robotic Process Automation (RPA) service offering. Working alongside a Center of Excellence team made up of BT and Lean experts, you will help support, integrate, and configure RPA processes with the goal of maximizing return on investment (ROI). You will perform system analysis and participate in a wide range of discussions focused on building, and supporting our RPA capabilities. You will have the opportunity to work in an innovative, highly visible, and diverse environment, working together with the team and our business partners to rapidly respond to challenges in the process improvement and automation environments.

Software Engineer Salary ranges

The two most common Software Engineer salary ranges in Chicago are $80k - $90k and $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 $100,671 on average.

Software Engineer Salary by gender

The average Software Engineer salary for women is $82,489 and the average Software Engineer salary for men is $94,911.

Software Engineer Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Software Engineer with 7+ years of experience is $107,137. The average salary for <1 year of experience is $88,291.

Average Dev + Engineer salaries in Chicago

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
QA Analyst $69,620
Min: $42K
Max: $93K
QA Engineer $77,885
Min: $50K
Max: $110K
Software Test Engineer $90,700
Min: $72K
Max: $120K
Front End Developer $91,908
Min: $60K
Max: $133K
Software Engineer $95,293
Min: $60K
Max: $150K
Android Developer $96,000
Min: $65K
Max: $122K
iOS Developer $100,848
Min: $52K
Max: $160K
Automation Engineer $101,619
Min: $65K
Max: $240K
Salesforce Developer $107,647
Min: $66K
Max: $135K
Sales Engineer $110,534
Min: $55K
Max: $160K
Security Engineer $111,583
Min: $84K
Max: $135K
DevOps Engineer $112,192
Min: $75K
Max: $170K
Data Engineer $116,950
Min: $70K
Max: $165K
QA Manager $119,300
Min: $78K
Max: $170K
Senior Software Engineer $124,468
Min: $87K
Max: $180K
Data Architect $136,250
Min: $114K
Max: $165K
Engineering Manager $142,388
Min: $101K
Max: $165K
Principal Software Engineer $146,435
Min: $120K
Max: $210K
Director of Software Engineering $180,545
Min: $140K
Max: $221K
CTO (Chief Technology Officer) $199,450
Min: $110K
Max: $310K
Vice President of Engineering $210,243
Min: $125K
Max: $500K

Chicago Companies with the Highest Dev + Engineer Salaries

+48
Mobile, Software
Marketing Tech, Software
+24
Professional Services, Software

Skills that affect Software Engineer salaries in Chicago

1
Javascript
20% have this skill
2
SQL
15% have this skill
3
Front-end
14% have this skill
4
Python
12% have this skill
5
Java
12% have this skill
6
Node.js
9% have this skill

Recent Software Engineer salaries in Chicago

$98,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $98,000 with +$8,000 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Chicago
$120,000
Yearly Salary
A Junior C++ Developer reported a yearly salary of $120,000 with +$25,000 in additional cash compensation
< 1 Year of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
Chicago
1-5 Reports
$80,000
Yearly Salary
A Systems Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $80,000 with +$16,000 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
11-50 Employees
Chicago
$85,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $85,000
1-3 Years of Experience
Female
500+ Employees
Chicago
$79,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $79,000
1-3 Years of Experience
Female
500+ Employees
Chicago
$95,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Developer reported a yearly salary of $95,000
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$72,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $72,000
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$100,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $100,000
7+ Years of Experience
Female
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$93,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $93,000 with +$8,500 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$86,700
Yearly Salary
A Systems Developer reported a yearly salary of $86,700 with +$6,000 in additional cash compensation
< 1 Year of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Chicago
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