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

$79,354
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$5,722
Bonus
$2,000
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The average salary for an Early-Career Software Engineer with SQL skills in Chicago, Illinois is $79,354.
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$60k
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$79k
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$104k
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Salary
$60k - $104k
Bonus
$1k - $14k
Profit Sharing
$1k - $10k
Total Pay
$61k - $109k

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Popular Skills for Software Engineer

Skills in JavaScript, Java, Python and Ruby on Rails are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include 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 $71,295 based on 40 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $94,198 based on 81 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $97,473 based on 21 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $98,000.
Employees with Software Engineer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 50.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (27.4% more) and Seattle, Washington (24.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (3.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 151 survey responses.
Entry Level
26.5%
Mid Career
53.6%
Experienced
13.9%
Late Career
6.0%