Software Engineer Salary Chicago: Updated 2018 | Built In Chicago
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Account Executive
Account Manager
Accountant
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Android Developer
Art Director
Automation Engineer
Brand Manager
Budget Analyst
Business Analyst
Business Development Manager
Business Development Representative
Business Intelligence Analyst
Business Intelligence Developer
Business Intelligence Manager
CCO (Chief Creative Officer)
CFO (Chief Financial Officer)
CIO (Chief Information Officer)
Client Success Manager
CMO (Chief Marketing Officer)
Community Manager
Content Manager
Content Marketing Manager
Content Strategist
Controller
COO (Chief Operating Officer)
Copywriter
CPO (Chief Product Officer)
Creative Director
CRO (Chief Revenue Officer)
CTO (Chief Technology Officer)
Customer Support Manager
Customer Support Rep
Data Analyst
Data Architect
Data Engineer
Data Scientist
Design Director
Desktop Support
DevOps Engineer
Digital Marketing Manager
Director of Analytics
Director of Customer Success
Director of Marketing
Director of Operations
Director of Product Management
Director of Software Engineering
Editor
Email Marketing Manager
Engineering Manager
Event Planner
Finance Director
Financial Analyst
Front End Developer
HR Coordinator
HR Director
HR Manager
HR Specialist
Implementation Manager
Implementation Specialist
Inside Sales Manager
Inside Sales Representative
iOS Developer
Marketing Associate
Marketing Coordinator
Marketing Manager
Marketing Operations Manager
Office Manager
Operations Associate
Operations Manager
Principal Software Engineer
Product Analyst
Product Designer
Product Manager
Product Marketing Manager
Product Owner
Project Coordinator
Project Manager
Public Relations Manager
Public Relations Specialist
QA Analyst
QA Engineer
QA Manager
Recruiter
Sales Development Representative
Sales Director
Sales Engineer
Sales Manager
Sales Operations Analyst
Sales Operations Manager
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Scrum Master
Security Engineer
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Senior Business Analyst
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Senior Financial Analyst
Senior Marketing Manager
Senior Product Manager
Senior Product Marketing Manager
Senior Project Manager
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Senior Software Engineer
Senior Technical Writer
Senior UI Designer
Senior UX Designer
SEO Manager
SEO Specialist
Social Media Manager
Software Engineer
Software Test Engineer
Technical Project Manager
Technical Recruiter
Technical Support
Technical Writer
UI Designer
UX Designer
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Chicago
Chicago

Software Engineer salary in Chicago

Average Base Salary in Chicago

$101,799
$13,500
Additional Cash Compensation
$115,299
Total Compensation
Median: $102K
Min: $60K
Max: $150K

How Much Does a Software Engineer Make in Chicago?

The average salary for a Software Engineer in Chicago is $101,799. The average additional cash compensation for a Software Engineer in Chicago is $13,500. The average total compensation for a Software Engineer in Chicago is $115,299. Software Engineer salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In Chicago from anonymous Software Engineer employees in Chicago.

Chicago by the numbers

5,068
Total number of Tech companies in Chicago
127,601
Total number of tech users on Built In Chicago
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Chicago Companies with the Highest Dev + Engineer Salaries

+24
Mobile, Software
Marketing Tech, Software
+11
Consumer Web, Fintech

Software Engineer Salary ranges

The two most common Software Engineer salary ranges in Chicago are $90k - $100k and $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 $110,736 on average.

Software Engineer Salary by gender

The average Software Engineer salary for women is $78,000 and the average Software Engineer salary for men is $99,275.

Software Engineer Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Software Engineer with 7+ years of experience is $118,740. The average salary for <1 year of experience is $93,250.

Average Dev + Engineer salaries in Chicago

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
QA Analyst $71,068
Min: $42K
Max: $93K
QA Engineer $75,286
Min: $50K
Max: $106K
Automation Engineer $87,867
Min: $59K
Max: $141K
Software Test Engineer $90,700
Min: $72K
Max: $120K
Front End Developer $93,996
Min: $70K
Max: $133K
Android Developer $98,250
Min: $85K
Max: $110K
DevOps Engineer $98,609
Min: $75K
Max: $130K
iOS Developer $100,750
Min: $52K
Max: $160K
Salesforce Developer $100,833
Min: $66K
Max: $131K
Software Engineer $101,799
Min: $60K
Max: $150K
Data Engineer $107,839
Min: $70K
Max: $145K
Sales Engineer $110,909
Min: $55K
Max: $145K
Security Engineer $111,773
Min: $84K
Max: $132K
Senior Software Engineer $119,036
Min: $75K
Max: $180K
QA Manager $122,000
Min: $86K
Max: $170K
Data Architect $129,524
Min: $103K
Max: $165K
Principal Software Engineer $141,000
Min: $120K
Max: $150K
Engineering Manager $145,609
Min: $125K
Max: $165K
Director of Software Engineering $164,308
Min: $105K
Max: $221K
Vice President of Engineering $203,933
Min: $125K
Max: $325K
CTO (Chief Technology Officer) $204,700
Min: $110K
Max: $310K

Software Engineer jobs in Chicago
255

Software Engineer

Chicago
2 days ago
Below are the sorts of things you’d expect to see under the covers: Back-end: Ruby 2.4+, Go 1.9+, MySQL, Redis, Elasticsearch. Front-end: Rails 5.x, Vue 2.x, Webpack. Testing: RSpec, Capybara, Selenium, Mocha, Jest. Mobile: Highly rated, native iOS and Android apps. Infrastructure: Docker, Kubernetes, Google Cloud, HAProxy.

Software Engineer

Chicago
1 week ago
+14
Treasury - Our platform which drives financial disbursements to merchants around the world. Merchant Reporting - Delivering scalable data solutions to our partners: transaction records, payment methods, currencies, & features. Onboarding - Building out a seamless on-boarding flow for Braintree merchants across our global markets.

Software Engineer

Chicago
3 weeks ago
+13
iManage is seeking a Software Engineer with at least 2+ years of experience in software development and a Bachelor's and/or a Master’s Degree in Computer Science. We are currently not considering any candidates that are still attending school for this role. Ideal candidates have completed their education and have at least 2 years of programming experience.

Lead Software Engineer

Chicago
2 days ago
+16
The Lead Engineer manage a development team that creates and maintain enterprise applications and functionality within the MCR group. The Lead Engineer will work closely with cross functional teams, QA teams and other development teams to ensure a timely and high-quality delivery. The team is looking for forward-thinking problem solvers who thrive in a fast-paced environment. The Lead is responsible in mentoring the team members, provide guidance and opportunities for the team members to expand their capabilities and skills. They will have to coordinate and work with the members in a global team. We are looking for an individual that can apply discipline, create solid software products and hold their team accountable for deliverables while providing visibility into the organization. 

Software Engineer - Online Platform

Chicago
2 days ago
As part of our Online team, you’ll work with others to build and improve the product our customers rely on to learn and collaborate. Some aspects of the role include: Software development in JavaScript, Python and/or Go. Collaborate with product and design leads in planning and delivery. Build and deploy features and enhancements that have immediate impact.

Senior Software Engineer

Chicago
2 days ago
As part of our team, you will join a group of experienced engineers developing web-based apps and services. Some of the things you will do include: Software development in Rails, Vue.js. Build, develop and deploy new features and enhancements. Collaborate with product and design leads in planning and delivery. Contribute to and help evolve our technologies to solve more data-intensive...

Software Engineer - Data Grid

Chicago
3 days ago
+21
As a Software Engineer at Relativity, based in Chicago IL, you will leverage your knowledge of Microsoft .NET, SQL, JavaScript, CSS, and AJAX to design and build our web-based litigation support platform, Relativity. This is your opportunity to work on a scalable and dynamic web system which supports integration with multiple search engines, clustering technologies, and client component interaction through web services. Additionally, you will learn how to build highly distributable systems composed of multiple database, processing, and web servers. If you have the desire to be continually challenged and work where boredom is an anomaly, then join our team and be part of a successful company experiencing rapid growth in the massive data field.

Sr. Software Engineer IIl

Chicago
3 days ago
+22
The Sr. Software Engineer is a hands-on development role with responsiblities for creating software solutions that will help Grainger grow as a business. This position is ideal for someone who is skilled and passionate about software development, is focused on helping build an inclusive engineering culture and who is passionate in creating solutions that are going to help our customers ‘Get The Job Done’. Our teams will evolve as business demands shift so we are looking for individuals that have an aptitude and versatility for quickly pivoting their knowledge base/skills and are willing to take on ever evolving and challenging work as we continue to find new and creative ways to solve issues for our customers.

Senior Software Engineer - Platform

Chicago
5 days ago
+21
The Sr. Software Engineer is responsible for delivering results for the Product Development department by; contributing to an Agile team that solves complex challenges and builds working software, rapidly producing high quality code, and being a dependable and highly skilled development resource for peers.

Software Engineer Internship - 2019

Chicago
5 days ago
About the Company Are you interested in full stack development? Do you want to spend your summer having a direct impact on our data science platform? Civis Analytics is looking for a software engineer intern to join the team for the summer! Civis Analytics helps businesses use data to gain a competitive advantage in how they identify, attract, and engage loyal customers and employees. With a powerful combination of best-in-class proprietary data,

Senior Software Engineer

Chicago
5 days ago
Senior Software Engineers at Civis amplify the contributions of their colleagues by leading engineering teams or tackling our hardest, riskiest, or most complex technical projects. Depending on interest, roles for senior engineers may focus on team leadership or individual contribution; either way we’re looking for judgment, ownership, and autonomy.

Cloud Senior Software Engineer

Chicago
6 days ago
+21
The Senior Software Engineer at Relativity architects, designs, implements and tests cloud native software and is consistently applying best practice software engineering. They are accountable for delivering results by producing high-quality code, contributing to an agile team, solving complex challenges, and being a highly dependable skilled development resource for peers. This role will join our cloud monitoring and reporting team building solutions for our cloud-based platform, RelativityOne to support ingestion of over 200 million metrics a day.

Skills that affect Software Engineer salaries in Chicago

1
Javascript
17% have this skill
2
Front-end
12% have this skill
3
HTML/CSS
12% have this skill
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Java
12% have this skill
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DevOps
9% have this skill
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Python
9% have this skill

Recent Software Engineer salaries in Chicago

$96,300
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $96,300 with +$12,000 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
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11-50 Employees
Chicago
$100,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $100,000 with +$20,000 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Chicago
$71,750
Yearly Salary
A Associate Developer reported a yearly salary of $71,750 with +$4,000 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Chicago
$72,400
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $72,400
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
Chicago
$77,000
Yearly Salary
A software engineer reported a yearly salary of $77,000
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Chicago
1-5 Reports
$95,000
Yearly Salary
A Technical Consultant reported a yearly salary of $95,000 with +$5,000 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
Chicago
$125,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $125,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
Chicago
$116,699
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $116,699 with +$6,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
Chicago
$99,000
Yearly Salary
A Associate Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $99,000 with +$17,000 in additional cash compensation
< 1 Year of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Chicago
$120,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $120,000 with +$25,000 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Chicago
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