Six-figure salaries are the norm for Lead Software Engineers in Chicago, Ill. , with median pay hovering around $104K per year. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Chicago Lead Software Engineers — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. A fair number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little more than half. Lead Software Engineers in Chicago who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 89 percent. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$82,231 - $132,294
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MEDIAN: $104,429
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$82,231 - $132,294  
   
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$2,936 - $16,763  
Profit Sharing
$7,000  
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$82,873 - $145,524  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 50

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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
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Key Stats for Lead Software Engineer

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
052
5-9 years
40%
10-19 years
53%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Lead Software Engineer Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$114,000


Skills That Affect Lead Software Engineer Salaries

JavaScript
up arrow 19%

UNIX
up arrow 9%

.NET
up arrow 7%

SQL
up arrow 6%

Software Architecture
0%

National Average
$114,000

Java
up arrow 2%

Software Development
up arrow 3%

Project Management
up arrow 4%

ASP.NET Framework
up arrow 5%

C# Programming Language
up arrow 7%

Java/J2EE
up arrow 10%

C#
up arrow 12%

ASP.NET
up arrow 12%

Database
up arrow 12%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

5-9 years
40%
10-19 years
53%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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