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Principal Software Engineer Salaries in Chicago, IL Area

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Average Base Pay
$117,593/yr
13% below national average
Not enough reports to show salary distribution
$90K
Low
$118K
Average
$147K
High

Additional Cash Compensation

Average$9,435
Range$2,204 - $24,523
How much does a Principal Software Engineer make in Chicago, IL?

The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer is $117,593 in Chicago, IL. Salaries estimates are based on 8,829 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Principal Software Engineer employees in Chicago, IL.

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    Average Base Salaries in (USD)
    Company
    Average Base Salaries in (USD)
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    Motorola Mobility
    $116,417/yr
    Range: $110K - $135K
    15 salaries
    $116,417/yr
    $110K$135K
    Motorola Solutions
    $122,374/yr
    Range: $108K - $163K
    12 salaries
    $122,374/yr
    $108K$163K
    WMS Gaming
    $108,882/yr
    Range: $84K - $137K
    12 salaries
    $108,882/yr
    $84K$137K
    CA Technologies
    $128,921/yr
    Range: $104K - $134K
    6 salaries
    $128,921/yr
    $104K$134K
    Scientific Games
    $98,000/yr
    Range: $92K - $125K
    5 salaries
    $98,000/yr
    $92K$125K
    Digitas
    $144,374/yr
    Range: $141K - $155K
    3 salaries
    $144,374/yr
    $141K$155K
    ARRIS
    $130,000/yr
    Range: $114K - $130K
    3 salaries
    $130,000/yr
    $114K$130K

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    Oracle
    $124,127/yr
    Range: $111K - $137K
    2 salaries
    About
    $111K - $137K
    $111K$137K
    Sears
    $135,112/yr
    Range: $124K - $146K
    2 salaries
    About
    $124K - $146K
    $124K$146K
    Nokia
    $129,299/yr
    Range: $116K - $142K
    2 salaries
    About
    $116K - $142K
    $116K$142K
    Informatica
    $128,500/yr
    Range: $103K - $157K
    2 salaries
    About
    $103K - $157K
    $103K$157K
    HARMAN
    $140,000/yr
    Range: $115K - $167K
    2 salaries
    About
    $115K - $167K
    $115K$167K
    Williams Interactive
    $91,656/yr
    Range: $80K - $105K
    2 salaries
    About
    $80K - $105K
    $80K$105K
    Staples
    $97,968/yr
    Range: $93K - $102K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $93K - $102K
    $93K$102K
    Kmart
    $96,506/yr
    Range: $93K - $100K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $93K - $100K
    $93K$100K
    Northrop Grumman
    $123,952/yr
    Range: $119K - $130K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $119K - $130K
    $119K$130K
    Nielsen
    $111,760/yr
    Range: $108K - $115K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $108K - $115K
    $108K$115K
    Abbott Labs
    $111,860/yr
    Range: $108K - $117K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $108K - $117K
    $108K$117K
    Expedia
    $131,495/yr
    Range: $127K - $137K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $127K - $137K
    $127K$137K
    Mercer
    $130,000/yr
    Range: $125K - $136K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $125K - $136K
    $125K$136K

    Recent Salary Reports

    Below are the most recent Principal Software Engineer salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

    $140,000
    per year
    A Principal Software Engineer reported making $140,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $25k cash bonus
    Job Highlights
    8-10 years experience
    Full-time
     
    1001 to 5000 employees
    Company - Public
    $130,000
    per year
    A Principal Software Engineer reported making $130,000 per year
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    5001 to 10000 employees
    Company - Public
    $102,000
    per year
    A Principal Software Engineer reported making $102,000 per year
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    5001 to 10000 employees
    Company - Public
    $130,000
    per year
    A Principal Software Engineer reported making $130,000 per year
    Job Highlights
    Full-time
    5001 to 10000 employees
     
    Company - Public
    $142,000
    per year
    A Principal Software Engineer reported making $142,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $25k cash bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    51 to 200 employees
    Subsidiary or Business Segment
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