Principal Software Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Salary

A Principal Software Engineer in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $119,785 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Software Architecture, Java, and Software Development. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$99,493 - $157,406
$99K
$130K
$160K
MEDIAN: $131,701
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Salary $99,493 - $157,406
Bonus $4,797 - $24,917
Profit Sharing $1,000
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$102,565 - $173,323
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 41

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About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,720,556
Male:
1,320,015 (48.5%)
Female:
1,400,541 (51.5%)
Chicago (/ʃᵻˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃᵻˈkɔːɡoʊ/), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research...
Chicago:
$50,702
Illinois:
$59,588
$985
Chicago:
$238,500
Illinois:
$180,300
6.3%

Principal Software Engineer Job Listings

Key Stats for Principal Software Engineer

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
59%
20 years or more
24%
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Experience Affects Principal Software Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
▲5%

National Average
$139,000

▼8%

Mid-Career
▼10%

Skills That Affect Principal Software Engineer Salaries

Software Architecture
▲1%

Software Development
▼0%

Java
▼0%

National Average
$139,000

Python
▼5%

Linux
▼13%

C
▼16%

C++ Programming Language
▼16%

C++
▼18%

JavaScript
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
59%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 91%
vision benefits
Vision: 88%
no benefits
None: 6%
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