Software Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Salary

A Software Engineer in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $75,393 per year. A skill in Ruby on Rails is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field.

$57,436 - $100,619
(Median)
$57K
$75K
$100K
MEDIAN: $75,392
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$19.46 - $82.42
(Median)
$19
$40
$82
MEDIAN: $39.00
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90%

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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$57,436 - $100,619  
   
Bonus
$780 - $12,190  
Profit Sharing
$1,021 - $10,067  
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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$57,810 - $108,899  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 885
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$19.46 - $82.42  
   
Overtime
$14.93 - $52.71  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$780 - $12,190  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,021 - $10,067  
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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$57,810 - $108,899  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 42
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Experience Affects Software Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%



National Average
$79,000


Skills That Affect Software Engineer Salaries

Ruby on Rails
up arrow 11%

up arrow 5%

up arrow 5%

SQL
up arrow 3%

C++
up arrow 2%

UNIX
up arrow 2%

Java
0%

C#
0%

JavaScript
0%

National Average
$79,000

.NET
up arrow 1%

HTML
up arrow 2%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 2%

C
up arrow 3%

ASP.NET
up arrow 5%

PHP
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 126 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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