Lead Software Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Salary

Lead Software Engineers in Chicago, Ill. enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($115K) annually. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$89,859 - $137,399
$90K
$120K
$140K
MEDIAN: $115,037
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$0$150K
Salary $89,859 - $137,399
Bonus $2,936 - $20,134
Profit Sharing $1,000
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$91,034 - $150,628
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 49

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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 Engineer

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
54%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Lead Software Engineer Salaries

▲1%

National Average
$121,000

Late-Career
▼2%

▼16%

Skills That Affect Lead Software Engineer Salaries

UNIX
▲3%

.NET
▼0%

National Average
$121,000

SQL
▼1%

Software Architecture
▼1%

JavaScript
▼6%

Java
▼8%


Project Management
▼10%

C# Programming Language
▼12%

ASP.NET Framework
▼12%

Java/J2EE
▼16%

C#
▼17%

ASP.NET
▼18%

Database
▼18%

Microsoft SQL Server
▼23%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
54%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 13%
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