The average salary for a Lead Software Development Engineer (SDE) in Chicago, Illinois is $98,950 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are . NET and JavaScript. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$71,474 - $147,949
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MEDIAN: $98,950
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$71,474 - $147,949  
   
Bonus
$10,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,850  
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$72,000 - $162,135  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 18

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About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,720,556
Male:
1,320,015 (48.5%)
Female:
1,400,541 (51.5%)
Chicago (/ʃᵻˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃᵻˈkɔːɡoʊ/), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research...
Chicago:
$50,702
Illinois:
$59,588
$985
Chicago:
$238,500
Illinois:
$180,300
6.3%

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Key Stats for Lead Software Development Engineer (SDE)

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
052
5-9 years
53%
10-19 years
47%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Lead Software Development Engineer (SDE) Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 18%

National Average
$104,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Skills That Affect Lead Software Development Engineer (SDE) Salaries

.NET
up arrow 19%

JavaScript
up arrow 12%

National Average
$104,000

HTML
up arrow 1%

ASP.NET Framework
up arrow 1%

C# Programming Language
up arrow 1%

ASP.NET
up arrow 14%

C#
up arrow 14%

SQL
up arrow 25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Years of Experience

5-9 years
53%
10-19 years
47%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
vision benefits
Vision: 81%
dental benefits
None:
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