Average Entry-Level Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$65,866
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,913
Bonus
$2,950
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer in Chicago, Illinois is $65,866.
10%
$51k
MEDIAN
$66k
90%
$87k
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$51k - $87k
Bonus
$776 - $10k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $3k
Total Pay
$51k - $90k

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Popular Skills for Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer

Skills in Java and SQL are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include JavaScript.

Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer

An early career Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $79,702 based on 112 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $79,387 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 50.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (21.7% more) and San Diego, California (19.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (9.0% less) and Dallas, Texas (1.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 177 survey responses.
Early Career
63.3%
Mid Career
22.6%
Experienced
9.6%
Late Career
4.5%