Senior Software Architect in Chicago, Illinois Salary

The average Chicago Senior Software Architect can expect to rake in roughly $140K annually. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most receive medical and dental insurance and a large number get vision plans. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$83,598 - $158,648
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$140K
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MEDIAN: $139,956
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$2,576 - $26,179  
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$84,519 - $178,265  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 30

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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 Senior Software Architect

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
10-19 years
77%
20 years or more
23%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Senior Software Architect Salaries

Late-Career
▲4%

National Average
$145,000

▼1%

Skills That Affect Senior Software Architect Salaries

HTML
▲4%

Java
▲4%

Microsoft SQL Server
▲4%

SQL
▲3%

C# Programming Language
▲3%

ASP.NET Framework
▲2%


National Average
$145,000

Java/J2EE
▼1%

JavaScript
▼4%

.NET
▼4%

C#
▼12%

ASP.NET
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

10-19 years
77%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
vision benefits
Vision: 88%
no benefits
None: 12%