The average salary for an Early-Career Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer in Chicago, Illinois is $79,924.
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Job Description for Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer
Software engineer/developer/programmers may work in one major industry or in a vast array of different industries. Some may work for companies that produce and sell exactly what they work with. Many others work in other types of industries that do not sell these products but make use of their own. So, one could work for Microsoft designing computer programs to sell, while another may work for a large business and be responsible for designing the private computer programs that employees use wi…Read more
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Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer
An entry-level Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $65,866 based on 21 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $80,451 based on 40 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $102,439 based on 17 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $85,000.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 35.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (16.9% more) and New York, New York (7.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (9.9% less) and Austin, Texas (4.3% less).
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