Lead Software Engineers in Chicago see excellent average salaries — about $102K annually. A large number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over a half. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$78,415 - $130,616
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MEDIAN: $101,855
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$78,415 - $130,616  
   
Bonus
$1,532 - $16,591  
Profit Sharing
$7,000  
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$79,021 - $144,663  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 56

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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
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
5-9 years
42%
10-19 years
51%
20 years or more
7%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Lead Software Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%


National Average
$109,000


Skills That Affect Lead Software Engineer Salaries

UNIX
up arrow 14%

SQL
up arrow 10%

.NET
up arrow 9%

JavaScript
up arrow 4%

Java
up arrow 2%

Software Architecture
up arrow 2%

Software Development
0%

National Average
$109,000

ASP.NET Framework
up arrow 3%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

C# Programming Language
up arrow 4%

Java/J2EE
up arrow 6%

C#
up arrow 8%

ASP.NET
up arrow 9%

Database
up arrow 10%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

5-9 years
42%
10-19 years
51%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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