Average Entry-Level Software Engineer with Java Skills Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$76,152
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$5,500
Bonus
$1,500
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Software Engineer with Java skills in Chicago, Illinois is $76,152.
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$60k
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$95k
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$60k - $95k
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$60k - $99k
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Popular Skills for Software Engineer

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

Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineer

An early career Software Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $82,267 based on 329 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $97,086 based on 83 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $103,722 based on 20 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $126,482.
Employees with Software Engineer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 39.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Jose, California (30.2% more) and Seattle, Washington (28.7% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 438 survey responses.
Early Career
75.1%
Mid Career
18.9%
Experienced
4.6%
Late Career
1.4%