Average Mid-Career Software Engineer with SQL Skills Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$95,214
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$5,000
Bonus
$25,000
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Software Engineer with SQL skills in Chicago, Illinois is $95,214.
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$75k
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$95k
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$114k
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$75k - $114k
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$2k - $15k
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$76k - $120k
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What Are Popular Skills for Software Engineers?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineers?

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 $70,978 based on 38 salaries. An early career Software Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $79,591 based on 258 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $97,769 based on 21 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $106,500.
Employees with Software Engineer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 44.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (20.2% more) and Seattle, Washington (15.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Minneapolis, Minnesota (7.4% less), Atlanta, Georgia (3.6% less) and San Diego, California (1.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 326 survey responses.
Entry Level
11.7%
Early Career
79.1%
Experienced
6.4%
Late Career
2.8%