Software Engineer Salary in Chicago, Illinois

The average salary for a Software Engineer in Chicago, Illinois is $74,299 per year. A skill in Ruby on Rails is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this field. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$55,581 - $99,277
(Median)
$56K
$74K
$99K
MEDIAN: $74,299
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90%

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$19.24 - $81.46
(Median)
$19
$38
$81
MEDIAN: $37.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$55,581 - $99,277  
   
Bonus
$290.87 - $11,335  
Profit Sharing
$1,017 - $12,840  
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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$55,746 - $105,282  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 726
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$19.24 - $81.46  
   
Overtime
$15.00 - $52.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$290.87 - $11,335  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,017 - $12,840  
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).
)
$55,746 - $105,282  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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Experience Affects Software Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 40%



National Average
$77,000


Skills That Affect Software Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Ruby on Rails
up arrow 10%

Python
up arrow 4%

JavaScript
up arrow 3%

SQL
up arrow 2%

C#
up arrow 1%

Linux
up arrow 1%

Java
0%

C++
0%

UNIX
0%

National Average
$77,000

.NET
up arrow 1%

C
up arrow 1%

ASP.NET
up arrow 3%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 3%

HTML
up arrow 5%

PL/SQL
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 114 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 7%
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