Average Early-Career Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$79,924
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,880
Bonus
$5,000
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The average salary for an Early-Career Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer in Chicago, Illinois is $79,924.
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$55k
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$80k
90%
$95k
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Salary
$55k - $95k
Bonus
$783 - $10k
Profit Sharing
$1k - $6k
Total Pay
$52k - $102k

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Popular Skills for Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer

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

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.
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).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 86 survey responses.
Entry Level
24.4%
Mid Career
46.5%
Experienced
19.8%
Late Career
9.3%