Average Experienced Software Engineer Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$100,478
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$9,843
Bonus
$5,000
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The average salary for an Experienced Software Engineer in Chicago, Illinois is $100,478.
10%
$74k
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$100k
90%
$135k
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Salary
$74k - $135k
Bonus
$3k - $20k
Profit Sharing
$1k - $10k
Total Pay
$75k - $147k

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Popular Skills for Software Engineer

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

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 $74,696 based on 206 salaries. An early career Software Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $81,269 based on 1,086 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $93,732 based on 279 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 41.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Jose, California (34.9% more) and Seattle, Washington (21.5% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,606 survey responses.
Entry Level
12.8%
Early Career
67.6%
Mid Career
17.4%
Late Career
2.2%