Average Computer Programmer Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$65,609
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$3,000
Bonus
$1,011
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The average salary for a Computer Programmer in Chicago, Illinois is $65,609.
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$44k
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$66k
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$86k
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MEDIAN $65,609
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Salary
$44k - $86k
Bonus
$970 - $8k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $1k
Total Pay
$40k - $88k

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Job Description for Computer Programmer

Computer Programmer Tasks
  • Work with designers and content producers.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for server applications.
  • Write code to create multi-threaded, networked server applications.
  • Use source debuggers, program dumps, and performance monitoring tools.
  • Test and document software for server applications.

Career Paths

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Computer Programmer
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

Computer Programmer Job Listings

Popular Skills for Computer Programmer

Skills in C# Programming Language, C++ Programming Language, JavaScript and SQL are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Java.

Pay by Experience Level for Computer Programmer

An entry-level Computer Programmer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $54,045 based on 10 salaries. An early career Computer Programmer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $54,495 based on 20 salaries. A mid-career Computer Programmer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $68,632 based on 20 salaries. An experienced Computer Programmer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $76,476 based on 12 salaries.
Employees with Computer Programmer in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 17.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (6.0% more) and Dallas, Texas (2.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (11.2% less), Columbus, Ohio (8.3% less) and Los Angeles, California (2.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 62 survey responses.
Entry Level
16.1%
Early Career
32.3%
Mid Career
32.3%
Experienced
19.4%