Average Mid-Career Software Engineer Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$93,732
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$7,888
Bonus
$8,139
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Software Engineer in Chicago, Illinois is $93,732.
10%
$70k
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$94k
90%
$118k
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Salary
$70k - $118k
Bonus
$2k - $15k
Profit Sharing
$4 - $30k
Total Pay
$70k - $128k

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Popular Skills for Software Engineer

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

Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineer

An entry-level Software Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $74,696 based on 206 salaries. An early career Software Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $81,269 based on 1,086 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $100,478 based on 86 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $106,044.
Employees with Software Engineer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 43.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Jose, California (31.0% more) and Seattle, Washington (25.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Austin, Texas (1.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,413 survey responses.
Entry Level
14.6%
Early Career
76.9%
Experienced
6.1%
Late Career
2.5%