The average pay for a Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer in Chicago, Illinois is $79,199 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$58,990 - $113,186
(Median)
$59K
$79K
$110K
MEDIAN: $79,199
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90%

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$16.00 - $29.41
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$58,990 - $113,186  
   
Bonus
$1,288 - $14,865  
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
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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$55,543 - $118,977  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 62
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$25.85  
   
Overtime
$54.72  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,288 - $14,865  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
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).
)
$55,543 - $118,977  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5
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Experience Affects Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$80,000


Skills That Affect Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Salaries

C# Programming Language
up arrow 7%

.NET
up arrow 7%

Python
up arrow 5%

C#
up arrow 2%

SQL
up arrow 2%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 1%

National Average
$80,000

C++
up arrow 6%

HTML
up arrow 11%

JavaScript
up arrow 12%

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
up arrow 12%

C++ Programming Language
up arrow 13%

Java
up arrow 15%

PHP
up arrow 17%

Linux
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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