Average Senior Software Architects in Chicago, Ill. make around $139K per year. Most Senior Software Architects in Chicago like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by a large number, and most earn vision coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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$95,914 - $178,074  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 35

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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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Experience Affects Senior Software Architect Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

National Average
$144,000


Skills That Affect Senior Software Architect Salaries

Java
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HTML
up arrow 4%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 4%

Software Architecture
up arrow 2%

SQL
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C# Programming Language
up arrow 2%

ASP.NET Framework
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National Average
$144,000

Java/J2EE
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JavaScript
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C#
up arrow 12%

ASP.NET
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.NET
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Years of Experience

10-19 years
78%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
medical benefits
Vision: 88%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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