Software Engineer salary in Chicago, IL

Average Base Salary in Chicago, IL

$109,834
$17,260
Additional Cash Compensation
$127,094
Total Compensation
Median: 105,000
Min: $60K
Max: $248K

How Much Does a Software Engineer Make in Chicago, IL?

The average salary for a Software Engineer in Chicago, IL is $109,834. The average additional cash compensation for a Software Engineer in Chicago, IL is $17,260. The average total compensation for a Software Engineer in Chicago, IL is $127,094. Software Engineer salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In from anonymous Software Engineer employees in Chicago, IL.

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Software Engineer jobs in Chicago, IL

Software Engineer

Chicago, IL
23 hours ago
There are over 7 billion people on this planet. And by 2050, there will be 2 billion more... many moving into urban centers at an unprecedented rate. Making sure there is enough food, fiber and infrastructure for our rapidly growing world is what we're all about at John Deere. And it's why we're investing in our people and our technology like never before! Here the world's brightest minds are tackling the world's biggest challenges. If you

Software Engineer

Chicago, IL
2 days ago
LIFE AT IMC AS A SOFTWARE ENGINEER WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO IMC is a leading global market maker, using algorithmic trading and advanced technology to buy and sell securities on multiple trading venues worldwide. We provide liquidity to the financial markets, driving efficiencies for buyers and sellers. Founded in 1989, we are an ambitious, innovative company and identified early on the importance technology would play in the fast-paced evolution

Software Engineer

Chicago, IL
5 days ago
Employer DescriptionAs the foundational architects of satellite technology, we apply our expertise to develop breakthrough solutions that advance and secure boundless applications for our customers and partners.At Intelsat, we increase human potential by connecting people, communities, businesses, and governments. Our employees enjoy a casual and collaborative environment, where we celebrate professional excellence in pursuit of the corporate

Software Engineer

Chicago, IL
1 week ago
The world has changed. Why hasn’t insurance? Kin’s mission is to reimagine home insurance For Every New Normal. While other insurers struggle to handle a fast-changing world, Kin is built for the future and is prepared to meet its challenges head on while helping our customers do the same. Kin is proud to be one of BuiltIn Chicago’s 2021 and 2022 Best Mid Sized Companies to work for, and Forbes 2021 Best Startup Employers in North America. Simply

Software Engineer

Chicago, IL
2 weeks ago
As a Software Engineer you will be part of a team of engineers that builds out the technology that powers our retail brokerage business and supports our other business initiatives. We care about the speed and stability of our back-end systems as much as we care about the customer-facing applications we build. Our architecture is consistently evolving as our business grows and we face different technical challenges, but always with a focus on

Software Engineer

Chicago, IL
3 weeks ago
Join a fast-paced, innovative, data-driven startup named 2021 Best Tech Startups In Chicago, that is changing the Supply Chain industry through real time tracking and end-to-end visibility. The Software Engineer will be involved in all aspects of the software development lifecycle including design, development, testing, deployment and maintenance of the FourKites platform. You will use open source technologies at all levels of the stack, such as

Software Engineer

Chicago, IL
3 weeks ago
DescriptionCompany: Oak Street HealthTitle: Full-Stack Engineer Location: RemoteThe mission of Oak Street Health is to rebuild healthcare as it should be.We are a rapidly growing, innovative company of community-based healthcare centers delivering higher quality health and wellness care that improves outcomes, manages medical costs and provides an unmatched experience for adults on Medicare.The Oak Street model integrates outstanding clinical

Software Engineer

Chicago, IL
5 months ago
Wintrust is a financial holding company with approximately $50 billion assets under management and traded on the NASDAQ:WTFC. Built on the "HAVE IT ALL" model, Wintrust offers sophisticated technology and resources of a large bank while focusing on providing service-based community banking to each and every customer. Wintrust operates fifteen community bank subsidiaries with over 170 banking locations in the greater Chicago and southern Wisconsin

Senior Software Engineer, Security

Chicago, IL
14 hours ago
Company DescriptionReverb is the largest online marketplace dedicated to buying and selling new, used, and vintage musical instruments. Since launching in 2013, Reverb has grown into a vibrant community of buyers and sellers all over the world. By focusing on inspiring content, price transparency, musician-focused e-commerce tools, a music-savvy customer service team, and more, Reverb has created an online destination where the global music

Spring Internship Software Engineer

Chicago, IL
1 day ago
Job DescriptionWe are always in search of top talent to join the CSC family. If you are looking for a career change, don't hesitate to apply or reach out to us. We'll have virtual interactions until we are able to move forward again with in-person interactions. **We are currently looking for interns for our Spring (Jan-Apr) 2023 session. Each intern can expect to work 32 hrs/week during the 12-week program. Hours can be flexible during the normal

Manager, Software Engineering

Chicago, IL
1 day ago
Apex Fintech Solutions (AFS) powers innovation and the future of digital wealth management by processing millions of transactions daily, to simplify, automate, and facilitate access to financial markets for all. Our robust suite of fintech solutions enables us to support clients such as Stash, Betterment, SoFi, and WeBull, and more than 20 million of our clients' customers. Collectively, AFS creates an environment in which companies with the

Senior Software Engineer (Ledger)

Chicago, IL
1 day ago
Apex Fintech Solutions (AFS) powers innovation and the future of digital wealth management by processing millions of transactions daily, to simplify, automate, and facilitate access to financial markets for all. Our robust suite of fintech solutions enables us to support clients such as Stash, Betterment, SoFi, and WeBull, and more than 20 million of our clients' customers. Collectively, AFS creates an environment in which companies with the

Software Engineer Salary ranges

The most common Software Engineer salary in Chicago, IL is between $100k - $110k.

Average Software Engineer Salary by Company Size

People with the job title Software Engineer make the most at companies with 201-500 employees, earning $116,804 on average.

Software Engineer Salary by gender

The average Software Engineer salary for women is $108,856 and the average Software Engineer salary for men is $107,618.

Software Engineer Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Software Engineer with 7+ years of experience is $132,148. The average salary for <1 year of experience is $103,402.

Average Dev + Engineer salaries in Chicago, IL

Job TitleAverage SalarySalary Range
QA Analyst$74,738
Min: $50K
Max: $120K
Implementation Specialist$76,971
Min: $45K
Max: $220K
Junior Software Engineer$86,279
Min: $63K
Max: $135K
QA Engineer$88,316
Min: $50K
Max: $135K
Software Test Engineer$93,146
Min: $55K
Max: $150K
Android Developer$94,820
Min: $60K
Max: $152K
Front End Developer$102,469
Min: $55K
Max: $240K
iOS Developer$105,650
Min: $52K
Max: $160K
Game Developer$106,333
Min: $65K
Max: $136K
Automation Engineer$107,231
Min: $65K
Max: $240K
Software Engineer$109,834
Min: $60K
Max: $248K
Sales Engineer$115,287
Min: $55K
Max: $220K
Salesforce Developer$115,354
Min: $66K
Max: $197K
DevOps Engineer$121,682
Min: $75K
Max: $175K
Security Engineer$122,594
Min: $75K
Max: $230K
Data Engineer$122,636
Min: $80K
Max: $239K
QA Manager$125,950
Min: $78K
Max: $170K
Site Reliability Engineer$128,746
Min: $85K
Max: $181K
Systems Engineer$134,559
Min: $65K
Max: $221K
Database Administrator$135,250
Min: $85K
Max: $166K
Senior Software Engineer$135,275
Min: $90K
Max: $198K
Senior Data Engineer$139,789
Min: $100K
Max: $175K
Lead Software Engineer$143,787
Min: $95K
Max: $195K
Data Architect$150,367
Min: $75K
Max: $215K
Hardware Engineer$159,278
Min: $85K
Max: $253K
Principal Software Engineer$159,863
Min: $120K
Max: $225K
Engineering Manager$160,180
Min: $77K
Max: $531K
Data Engineering Manager$173,234
Min: $110K
Max: $220K
Machine Learning Engineer$174,286
Min: $125K
Max: $250K
Director of Software Engineering$183,804
Min: $130K
Max: $275K
CTO (Chief Technology Officer)$200,992
Min: $110K
Max: $310K
Vice President of Engineering$205,581
Min: $125K
Max: $500K
CIO (Chief Information Officer)$228,341
Min: $157K
Max: $325K

Skills that affect Software Engineer salaries in Chicago, IL

1
Java
7% have this skill
2
Javascript
6% have this skill
3
.NET
3% have this skill
4
Python
2% have this skill
5
C#
1% have this skill
6
SQL
1% have this skill

Recent Software Engineer salaries in Chicago, IL

$94,000
Yearly Salary
A Solution Engineer reported a yearly salary of $94,000
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Chicago, IL
$125,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Developer reported a yearly salary of $125,000
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Chicago, IL
$105,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $105,000
5-7 Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
51-200 Employees
Chicago, IL
$120,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $120,000
1-3 Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
1,000+ Employees
Chicago, IL
$120,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $120,000 with +$10,000 in additional cash compensation
5-7 Years of Experience
Male
501-1,000 Employees
Chicago, IL
$191,000
Yearly Salary
A Performance Engineer reported a yearly salary of $191,000
3-5 Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
501-1,000 Employees
Chicago, IL
$110,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer II reported a yearly salary of $110,000 with +$8,000 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
11-50 Employees
Chicago, IL
$110,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer II reported a yearly salary of $110,000 with +$8,000 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
Female
11-50 Employees
Chicago, IL
$190,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $190,000 with +$28,500 in additional cash compensation
5-7 Years of Experience
Female
1,000+ Employees
Chicago, IL
$139,400
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $139,400
1-3 Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
1,000+ Employees
Chicago, IL
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