Average Software Engineer Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$81,815
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$5,246
Bonus
$3,084
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The average salary for a Software Engineer in Chicago, Illinois is $81,815.
10%
$62k
MEDIAN
$82k
90%
$107k
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Salary
$62k - $107k
Bonus
$2k - $12k
Profit Sharing
$202 - $15k
Total Pay
$62k - $114k

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Job Description for Software Engineer

Popular Employer Salaries for Software Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Software Engineer are from the companies J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), Groupon, Inc. and GrubHub. Reported salaries are highest at Groupon, Inc. where the average pay is $111,250. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) and GrubHub, earning around $89,360 and $87,282, respectively. kCura pays the lowest at around $75,641. Trustwave and PowerReviews also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $75,692 and $77,419, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Software Engineer

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

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 $74,132 based on 210 salaries. An early career Software Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $80,552 based on 1,050 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $92,810 based on 290 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $100,040 based on 98 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 43.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Jose, California (37.8% more) and Seattle, Washington (26.5% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,683 survey responses.
Entry Level
12.5%
Early Career
62.4%
Mid Career
17.2%
Experienced
5.8%
Late Career
2.1%