2018 Software Engineer Salary Chicago | Built In Chicago
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Business Development Manager
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Business Intelligence Analyst
Business Intelligence Developer
Business Intelligence Manager
CCO (Chief Creative Officer)
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CIO (Chief Information Officer)
Client Success Manager
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Community Manager
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COO (Chief Operating Officer)
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Creative Director
CRO (Chief Revenue Officer)
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Customer Support Manager
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Data Analyst
Data Architect
Data Engineer
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Design Director
Desktop Support
DevOps Engineer
Digital Marketing Manager
Director of Analytics
Director of Customer Success
Director of Marketing
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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
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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
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Software Engineer salary in Chicago

Average Base Salary in Chicago

Additional Cash Compensation
Total Compensation
Median: $97K
Min: $60K
Max: $150K

How Much Does a Software Engineer Make in Chicago?

The average salary for a Software Engineer in Chicago is $97,348. The average additional cash compensation for a Software Engineer in Chicago is $10,808. The average total compensation for a Software Engineer in Chicago is $108,156. 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 1-10 employees, earning $105,667 on average.

Software Engineer Salary by gender

The average Software Engineer salary for women is $77,923 and the average Software Engineer salary for men is $96,218.

Software Engineer Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Software Engineer with 7+ years of experience is $112,087. The average salary for <1 year of experience is $83,769.

Average Dev + Engineer salaries in Chicago

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
QA Analyst $70,239
Min: $42K
Max: $93K
QA Engineer $75,273
Min: $50K
Max: $106K
Software Test Engineer $90,700
Min: $72K
Max: $120K
Front End Developer $93,997
Min: $70K
Max: $133K
Software Engineer $97,116
Min: $60K
Max: $150K
iOS Developer $100,475
Min: $52K
Max: $160K
Android Developer $101,000
Min: $85K
Max: $122K
Automation Engineer $105,235
Min: $65K
Max: $240K
Salesforce Developer $107,647
Min: $66K
Max: $135K
DevOps Engineer $111,591
Min: $75K
Max: $170K
Security Engineer $112,783
Min: $84K
Max: $135K
Sales Engineer $112,960
Min: $55K
Max: $160K
Data Engineer $115,117
Min: $70K
Max: $165K
QA Manager $119,333
Min: $78K
Max: $170K
Senior Software Engineer $126,192
Min: $85K
Max: $180K
Data Architect $136,250
Min: $114K
Max: $165K
Principal Software Engineer $142,077
Min: $120K
Max: $155K
Engineering Manager $143,438
Min: $101K
Max: $165K
Director of Software Engineering $177,857
Min: $140K
Max: $221K
CTO (Chief Technology Officer) $202,971
Min: $110K
Max: $310K
Vice President of Engineering $212,281
Min: $125K
Max: $500K

Software Engineer jobs in Chicago

Software Engineer

2 days 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

North Suburbs
5 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

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
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

1 week ago
Participate with a cross-functional team (technical & non-technical members) on highly visible strategic projects and work independently as needed. Champion innovative solutions and interact with top-caliber software engineers, web developers, and QA automation resources contributing to our growing ecosystem of cutting-edge SOA based applications. Work within an agile group and be empowered to add your personalized stamp on the team and the solutions we deliver. Interact closely with business to understand business processes and proposing technical as well as non-technical solutions for business problems--seek the biggest bangs! Interface with team members across software teams to promote software best-practices, technical guidance when requested and overall positive change. Actively work with the team and managers in continuously improving SDLC process and the efficiency and effectiveness of the engineering team.

Software Engineer

1 week ago
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

North Suburbs
1 week ago
The Software Engineer is involved in the full systems life cycle and responsible for designing, coding, configuring, testing, implementing and supporting application software and systems that are delivered on time and within budget. They will be part of a DevOps minded team partnering with Infrastructure Engineers and Infrastructure Operations. They work closely with Architects to define the physical design, and with Analysts and Product Managers to understand the business requirements that drive the analysis and physical design of technical solutions. Software Engineers may be assigned to either development or support functions.

Software Engineer

3 weeks ago
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.

Senior Software Engineer - Quality Engineering

2 days ago
Work with the latest and greatest mobile technologies: Swift, Kotlin, RxJava, and more. Lead continuous improvement initiatives that focus on product quality and delightful User Experiences. Drive software quality end to end while focusing on great customer experiences. Build quality into the product leveraging performance and test automation tools such as Appium and Jmeter. Collaborate with best of breed testers, developers and designers on a mobile platform where you can leverage your customer focused testing and programming skills. Participate in design, development, and delivery of all new mobile applications. Contribute in all phases of software development including requirements gathering / definition, product design, development, testing, delivery, and support, etc. Learn and grow your skills by working with a well rounded, extremely talented, but humble engineering team. Help us define our Chicago office, and join the team leading the charge on the next generation of our platform mobile applications.

Senior Software Engineer: Coupons

5 hours ago
As a front-end software engineer on the Coupons team, you will have the rare opportunity to deliver web based experiences to users at a scale not available at most companies. You will be collaborating closely with the team in an agile environment to improve all aspects of our software development lifecycle and maximize the value of our work.

Principal Software Engineer

8 hours ago
At Morningstar, helping investors is what brings us together and drives our work. You will have product ownership and responsibility for ensuring process and quality adherence through peer reviews, code reviews, test coverage and best practices. You will act as the software guardian, owning non-functional requirements, architectural direction, and the quality of the code while addressing technical debt. Every day, you’ll work with team members across disciplines developing products for investors. You’ll interact daily with our product managers to understand our domain and create technical solutions that push us forward. We want to work with other engineers who bring knowledge and excitement about our opportunities. These positions are based in our Chicago office. 

Lead Software Engineer, .NET

18 hours ago
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.

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Recent Software Engineer salaries in Chicago

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A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $76,000
1-3 Years of Experience
11-50 Employees
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A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $80,000
1-3 Years of Experience
51-200 Employees
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $67,000 with +$2,000 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
201-500 Employees
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A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $65,000 with +$13,500 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
11-50 Employees
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $83,000 with +$2,000 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
201-500 Employees
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $85,000 with +$10,000 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
500+ Employees
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $110,000 with +$7,500 in additional cash compensation
5-7 Years of Experience
51-200 Employees
Yearly Salary
A Support Engineer reported a yearly salary of $60,000 with +$6,000 in additional cash compensation
< 1 Year of Experience
51-200 Employees
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $115,000 with +$5,000 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
51-200 Employees
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $75,000
3-5 Years of Experience
11-50 Employees
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