Average Principal Software Engineer Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$145,733
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
10%
$109k
MEDIAN
$146k
90%
$169k

The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer is $145,733

Base Salary
$109k - $169k
Bonus
$2k - $24k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $6k
Total Pay
$112k - $192k
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Gender Breakdown

Male
87.5%
Female
9.4%
Prefer to self-define
3.1%
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Common Health Benefits

Medical

92%

Dental

87%

Vision

77%

None

8%