Average Computer Programmer Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$67,190
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$3,000
Bonus
$1,500
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The average salary for a Computer Programmer in Chicago, Illinois is $67,190.
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$46k
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$67k
90%
$95k
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What Do Computer Programmers Do?

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.

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What Are Popular Skills for Computer Programmers?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Computer Programmers?

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 $55,107 based on 10 salaries. An early career Computer Programmer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $62,288 based on 15 salaries. A mid-career Computer Programmer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $68,851 based on 19 salaries. An experienced Computer Programmer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $78,527 based on 12 salaries.
Employees with Computer Programmer in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 18.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (7.0% more) and Dallas, Texas (3.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (8.6% less), Los Angeles, California (7.2% less) and Columbus, Ohio (1.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 56 survey responses.
Entry Level
17.9%
Early Career
26.8%
Mid Career
33.9%
Experienced
21.4%