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

$79,555
Avg. Salary
$7,169
Bonus
$6,650
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The average salary for an Early-Career Software Engineer with Linux skills in Chicago, Illinois is $79,555.
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$61k
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$80k
90%
$103k
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Salary
$61k - $103k
Bonus
$3k - $15k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $7k
Total Pay
$63k - $113k

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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 $74,968 based on 18 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $107,393 based on 26 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $109,190 based on 9 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $107,000.
Employees with Software Engineer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 43.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Jose, California (39.3% more) and New York, New York (24.2% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 58 survey responses.
Entry Level
31.0%
Mid Career
44.8%
Experienced
15.5%
Late Career
8.6%