Software Engineer Salary in Chicago, Illinois (United States)

A Software Engineer in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $72,237 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Software Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Salary (?
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$51,261 - $97,740
(Median)
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98K
MEDIAN: $72,236
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Software Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Salary (?
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$19.54 - $75.25
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MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,261 - $97,740  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,680  
Profit Sharing
$1,929 - $12,926  
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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$52,181 - $104,051  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 610
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$19.54 - $75.25  
   
Overtime
$15.10 - $52.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,680  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,929 - $12,926  
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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$52,181 - $104,051  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 43
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Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineer in Chicago, Illinois

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience Affects Software Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%
National Average
$75,000

Skills That Affect Software Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Python
up arrow 7%
JavaScript
up arrow 4%
C#
up arrow 1%
.NET
up arrow 1%
National Average
$75,000
SQL
up arrow 1%
Linux
up arrow 1%
UNIX
up arrow 1%
C
up arrow 1%
Java
up arrow 2%
C++
up arrow 3%
HTML
up arrow 5%
ASP.NET
up arrow 6%
PL/SQL
up arrow 10%
Oracle
up arrow 10%
Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 12%

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Gender

Female
7%
female alumni
 
Male
93%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 8%
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