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Director of Software Engineering salary in Chicago

Average Base Salary in Chicago

$180,438
$25,714
Additional Cash Compensation
$206,152
Total Compensation
Median: $180K
Min: $140K
Max: $221K

How Much Does a Director of Software Engineering Make in Chicago?

The average salary for a Director of Software Engineering in Chicago is $180,438. The average additional cash compensation for a Director of Software Engineering in Chicago is $25,714. The average total compensation for a Director of Software Engineering in Chicago is $206,152. Director of Software Engineering salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In Chicago from anonymous Director of Software Engineering employees in Chicago.

Chicago by the numbers

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Chicago Companies with the Highest Dev + Engineer Salaries

+48
Mobile, Software
Marketing Tech, Software
+24
Professional Services, Software

Director of Software Engineering Salary ranges

The most common Director of Software Engineering salary in Chicago is between $180k - $190k.

Average Director of Software Engineering Salary by Company Size

People with the job title Director of Software Engineering make the most at companies with 500+ employees, earning $184,000 on average.

Director of Software Engineering Salary by gender

The average Director of Software Engineering salary for women is $175,500 and the average Director of Software Engineering salary for men is $177,444.

Director of Software Engineering Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Director of Software Engineering with 7+ years of experience is $180,250.

Average Dev + Engineer salaries in Chicago

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
QA Analyst $70,239
Min: $42K
Max: $93K
QA Engineer $75,273
Min: $50K
Max: $106K
Software Test Engineer $90,700
Min: $72K
Max: $120K
Front End Developer $92,036
Min: $60K
Max: $133K
Software Engineer $97,114
Min: $60K
Max: $150K
Android Developer $97,500
Min: $65K
Max: $122K
iOS Developer $100,475
Min: $52K
Max: $160K
Automation Engineer $104,833
Min: $65K
Max: $240K
Salesforce Developer $107,647
Min: $66K
Max: $135K
DevOps Engineer $110,870
Min: $75K
Max: $170K
Security Engineer $112,783
Min: $84K
Max: $135K
Sales Engineer $113,179
Min: $55K
Max: $160K
Data Engineer $114,306
Min: $70K
Max: $165K
QA Manager $119,333
Min: $78K
Max: $170K
Senior Software Engineer $127,060
Min: $85K
Max: $180K
Data Architect $136,250
Min: $114K
Max: $165K
Principal Software Engineer $143,000
Min: $120K
Max: $155K
Engineering Manager $143,729
Min: $101K
Max: $165K
Director of Software Engineering $180,438
Min: $140K
Max: $221K
CTO (Chief Technology Officer) $204,405
Min: $110K
Max: $310K
Vice President of Engineering $212,281
Min: $125K
Max: $500K

Director of Software Engineering jobs in Chicago
37

Director of Software Engineering

Chicago
1 week ago
+23
The Director of Web Engineering is responsible for the overall planning, organizing, and execution of the consumer-facing web applications. This includes directing all engineering efforts to meet product requirements, support, monitoring, and iterative improvement of existing web applications, strategic development of new application solutions when necessary and the high-level architecture and detailed design on the implementation and delivery of web application components. The role requires proven experience in planning, designing, developing and deploying performant, scalable and resilient web application systems.

Director, Engineering

Chicago
1 week ago
+21
Managing the advancement and deployment of specific disciplines and technologies. Actively participating in the engineering process - anticipating our future needs. Leading global direction and changes. Providing technical and career mentoring for our team. Challenging our team to achieve difficult goals and empowering our team to make decisions. Acquiring, onboarding and allocating resources.

Engineering Manager

Chicago
1 week ago
+16
As an Engineering Manager, you'll lead a highly skilled, cross-functional engineering team to deliver product features that will have a direct impact on achieving our business objectives. You'll be responsible for making sure that the applications you own continue to scale with our business and adhere to technical best practices and organizational standards. You'll work with business stakeholders and product owners to plan and deliver the software that guides fans to their favorite live events. In addition to leading the team in day-to-day execution, you will play a role in hiring new engineers as well as carrying out performance management, coaching, and delivering feedback.

Engineering Manager

Chicago
2 weeks ago
+14
As an Engineering Manager, you will work closely with technical leads and product managers to lead a team delivering the best solutions for our customers. You will develop a deep understanding of the people, technologies, and practices of your team, and apply your expertise to planning, prioritization, and execution. You will support the self-development and career growth of individuals, as well as foster a supportive, inclusive, and collaborative environment in which people do their best work.

Engineering Manager - Sustainability

Chicago
2 days ago
+14
Our Sustainability Engineering Manager manages our Sustainability Engineering team in our platform organization. As part of our Platform Applications group, Sustainability is focused on providing scale, reliability, and performance for internal customers and our merchants. The team does this by ensuring code quality across our Braintree organization and providing maintenance support for our software systems.

Software Engineering Manager

Chicago
1 week ago
+27
Lead a group of talented engineers working on full stack Java software development. Hire and grow the team in Chicago. Be a leader in executing our Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery and DevOps visions. Execute the delivery of high quality releases on time.

Software Engineering Manager

Chicago
1 week ago
+16
In this role, you will lead the development of multiple teams for Workplace Solutions business at Morningstar. An ideal candidate would be a self-starter who gets technology as an art, understands business goals and creates scalable, flexible technical solutions. We are looking for great leaders who specialize in Java/JVM platform, AWS, and CICD and who are excited to join our team, grow with us, and introduce new ideas to develop software products. You’d be responsible for improving modern software development practices and will motivate the team and cultivate a culture of high energy and technical excellence. Establishing a good support infrastructure to handle production issues and being responsive to customer problems is essential to the role. Exposure & experience in large-scale system implementation is a big plus. This position is based out of our headquarters in Chicago.

Engineering Manager - Security

Chicago
2 weeks ago
+14
As a Security Engineering Manager, you will work closely with technical leads to lead a team building security tools, systems, and consulting with the product teams. You will develop a deep understanding of the people, technologies, and practices of your team, and apply your expertise to planning, prioritization, and execution. You will support the self-development and career growth of individuals, as well as foster a supportive, inclusive, and collaborative environment in which people do their best work.

Senior Engineering Manager

Chicago
2 weeks ago
+14
As a senior Engineering Lead in the Payments organization, you will drive execution and delivery across the product teams that process, protect and fund our merchants’ transactions. You will help us hire diverse and talented people, support the self-development and career growth of team members, and foster an inclusive and collaborative environment in which people do their best work. You will need proficiency and deftness in tackling technical, organizational, and human challenges to grow strong teams that deliver complex payment products.

Director of Engineering, Consumer

Chicago
2 weeks ago
+21
Own all of consumer engineering: people, process and technology. Responsible for the overall execution of the consumer engineering team. Ship quality software efficiently, and predictably. Responsible for building and growing top performing teams. Partner with Product to drive long-term roadmaps (engineering and product) from ideation through execution and iteration. Partner with engineering leaders on strategic technology planning (evolving architecture, security, scale) without sacrificing product delivery. Directly manage, mentor, and grow a team of engineering managers and engineers. Develop training plans for continuous development of team’s engineering skills and product knowledge. We believe career development is an active sport; you should too.

DIRECTOR, ENGINEERING - DEV SHARED

Chicago
13 hours ago
+17
Sphera, the former Operational Excellence and Risk Management business of IHS Inc. is a leading global provider of enterprise software and services that enables companies to manage and optimize their environmental, health, safety and sustainability processes. Our software allows customers to automate processes, monitor emissions, ensure regulatory compliance, and track chemical inventory throughout a manufacturing cycle. We were recently spun off

Engineering Manager

Chicago
13 hours ago
+13
•    Effectively manage a team of approximately 10 software engineers in all aspects of software development and career growth. •    Strong sense of ownership of team’s technical product deliverables. •    Perform HR-related, performance management and interpersonal communication duties. •    Collaborate with product management team and senior technical staff to deliver products and features. •    Work closely with our technical operations groups to identify areas of improvement for the site. Own coordinating issue resolution for production code related issues. •    Coach, guide, and mentor developers through direct conversation and engagement with their teams to raise the bar for excellence in our products. Celebrate team successes and address areas of concern in a timely and efficient manner. •    Review product and technical roadmaps to understand staffing and technical needs for the development team.

Skills that affect Director of Software Engineering salaries in Chicago

1
Javascript
4% have this skill
2
Java
4% have this skill
3
Amazon Web Services
4% have this skill
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DevOps
4% have this skill
5
SQL
3% have this skill
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Python
2% have this skill

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$182,000
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$180,000
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A Director of Software Engineering reported a yearly salary of $180,000 with +$45,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Chicago
>10 Reports
$175,000
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A Director of Software Engineering reported a yearly salary of $175,000 with +$5,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
Chicago
5-10 Reports
$171,000
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A Director of Software Engineering reported a yearly salary of $171,000
7+ Years of Experience
Female
500+ Employees
Chicago
5-10 Reports
$175,000
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A Director of Software Engineering reported a yearly salary of $175,000
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Chicago
$221,000
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A Director of Software Engineering reported a yearly salary of $221,000
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