Software Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Salary

A Software Engineer in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $79,282 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this career.

$59,951 - $104,603
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$78K
$100K
MEDIAN: $78,152
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$23.15 - $73.84
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$74
MEDIAN: $40.19
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,951 - $104,603  
   
Bonus
$988 - $12,267  
Profit Sharing
$199.33 - $9,845  
Total Pay (?
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$60,799 - $113,258  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 639
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$23.15 - $73.84  
   
Overtime
$42.00  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$988 - $12,267  
   
Profit Sharing
$199.33 - $9,845  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$60,799 - $113,258  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 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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Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Software Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Software Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 479 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Software Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $91,000 based on 155 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $103,000 based on 63 salaries. A Software Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $110,000 based on 14 salaries.

Key Stats for Software Engineer

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 69 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Software Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
▲34%

▲26%

▲11%

National Average
$82,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Software Engineer Salaries



▲5%

▲2%

▲2%

Python
▲1%

Angular.js
▲1%

▼0%

National Average
$82,000

SQL
▼1%

C++
▼2%

C#
▼4%

▼4%


C
▼7%

▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 69 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 7%
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