How much does a Data Engineer make in Chicago, IL?

183 salaries reported, updated at March 5, 2021
$125,901
per year

The average salary for a data engineer is $125,901 per year in Chicago, IL and $5,000 cash bonus per year.

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Cash bonus
$5,000
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Most common benefits

  • Commuter assistance
  • Unlimited paid time off
  • Stock options
  • Health savings account
  • Food provided
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Best-paid skills and qualifications for data engineers

Most recommended skill

Redis

The jobs requiring this skill have decrease by 5.74% since 2018. Data Engineers with this skill earn +15.34% more than the average base salary, which is $125,901 per year.

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More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

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Most common benefits for Data Engineers

  • Commuter assistance
  • Unlimited paid time off
  • Stock options
  • Health savings account
  • Food provided
  • Gym membership
  • Parental leave
  • 401(k) matching
  • 401(k)
  • Vision insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Paid sick time
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 568 ratings

69% of Data engineers in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area

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