$78,929
Avg. Salary
$40.00
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$5,112

Profit Sharing

$3,750

The average pay for a Software Engineer in Chicago, Illinois is $40.00 per hour.

The average pay for a Software Engineer in Chicago, Illinois is $78,929 per year.

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$0$112K
Salary $60,214 - $105,495
Bonus $1,040 - $11,849
Profit Sharing $200 - $10,045
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$60,911 - $112,459
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 6 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,107
Hourly Data $0$74
Hourly Rate $20.07 - $74.16
Hourly Tips $0.02
Overtime $29.59 - $51.06
Annual Data $0$112K
Bonus $1,040 - $11,849
Profit Sharing $200 - $10,045
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$60,911 - $112,459
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 6 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 45

Job Description for Software Engineer

In the world of software design and development, a software engineer plays a key role. The engineer is typically the person who helps to develop the ways that software functions created by a software design team will work. The software engineer will work with designers to help consolidate disparate program functions into a unified whole. The engineer also works with programmers and coders to help map out various programming tasks and smaller functions, which are then combined into larger, functioning programs or new features for existing software.

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Software Engineer Tasks

  • Test and document software for client applications.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for client applications.
  • Write code to create single-threaded or user interface event driven applications, either stand-alone and those which access servers or services.
  • Use source debuggers and visual development environments.

Popular Employer Salaries for Software Engineer

About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,720,556
Male:
1,320,015 (48.5%)
Female:
1,400,541 (51.5%)
Chicago (/ʃᵻˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃᵻˈkɔːɡoʊ/), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research...
Chicago:
$50,702
Illinois:
$59,588
$985
Chicago:
$238,500
Illinois:
$180,300
6.3%

Software Engineer Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Software Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Software Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 956 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Software Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $91,000 based on 289 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $103,000 based on 104 salaries. A Software Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $110,000 based on 25 salaries.

Software Engineer Reviews

Q: What is it like working in Chicago, Illinois?

Software Engineer in Chicago, Illinois:
"Good Lifestyle/Perks, Pay Could Be Better."
Pros: Low cost of living, beautiful city, not as crowded or mean as New York
Cons: Not many tech firms

Key Stats for Software Engineer

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 142 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
2%

Experience Affects Software Engineer Salaries

▲35%

▲25%

▲11%

National Average
$82,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Software Engineer Salaries

▲5%


▲1%


▼0%

National Average
$82,000

JavaScript
▼1%

SQL
▼1%

C++
▼2%

▼3%


▼4%




▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 142 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 7%