Computer Programmer Salary in Chicago, Illinois (United States)

A Computer Programmer in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $59,759 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are HTML, JavaScript, PL/SQL, and C#. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Computer Programmer in Chicago, Illinois Total Pay (?
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$38,878 - $87,481
(Median)
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87K
MEDIAN: $59,758
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Computer Programmer in Chicago, Illinois Total Pay (?
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$18.38 - $40.08
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$38,878 - $87,481  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,033  
Total Pay (?
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$40,050 - $87,054  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 61
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$18.38 - $40.08  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,033  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$40,050 - $87,054  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 61
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Experience Affects Computer Programmer in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%
Experienced
up arrow 12%
National Average
$61,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Computer Programmer in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

HTML
up arrow 19%
PL/SQL
up arrow 13%
JavaScript
up arrow 13%
C#
up arrow 12%
.NET
up arrow 8%
SQL
up arrow 1%
National Average
$61,000
C++
up arrow 9%
Java
up arrow 17%
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Gender
Female
24%
female alumni
 
Male
76%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 15%
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