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Engineer salary in Chicago, IL

How much does an Engineer make in Chicago, IL?

Average base salary

as national average
Average $104,044
Low $64,082
High $168,925
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a engineer is $104,044 per year in Chicago, IL. 223 salaries reported, updated at September 22, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in Chicago, IL

Years of experiencePer year
Less than 1 year
1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
More than 10 years
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Top companies for Engineers in Chicago, IL

  1. McKinsey & Company
    745 reviews10 salaries reported
    $108,167per year
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Highest paying cities for Engineers near Chicago, IL

  1. Evanston, IL
    $181,141 per year
    9 salaries reported
  2. Chicago, IL
    $104,044 per year
    223 salaries reported
  3. Peoria, IL
    $83,708 per year
    63 salaries reported
  1. Naperville, IL
    $83,370 per year
    40 salaries reported
  2. Decatur, IL
    $81,445 per year
    16 salaries reported
  3. Schaumburg, IL
    $79,378 per year
    20 salaries reported
  1. Lisle, IL
    $78,221 per year
    14 salaries reported
  2. Rolling Meadows, IL
    $76,518 per year
    12 salaries reported
  3. Rockford, IL
    $65,601 per year
    11 salaries reported
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Where can an Engineer earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Engineers

Most recommended license

Architecture License

(earn +36.68% more)

The jobs requiring this license have increase by 22366.67% since 2018. Engineers with this license earn +36.68% more than the average base salary, which is $104,044 per year.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this licenseChange from previous year
20171increase by 1
20189increase by 800.00%
20192022increase by 22366.67%

Top companies hiring Engineers on Indeed

Motorola Solutions
Marriott International
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Top skills
Top specialties
Top certifications

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top SkillsSalaryJob openingsCompanies
152 jobs248
563 jobs919
34 jobs53
246 jobs398
167 jobs206
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Most common benefits for Engineers

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • AD&D insurance
  • Commuter assistance
  • Continuing education credits
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Employee stock ownership plan
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Profit sharing
  • Referral program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Stock options
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Unlimited paid time off
  • Vision insurance
  • Wellness program
  • Work from home
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 8,890 ratings

62% of Engineers in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in Chicago, IL?

System Engineer

Job openings

Average $96,506 per year

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Common questions about salaries for an Engineer

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