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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 $105,042
Low $63,842
High $172,829
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a engineer is $105,042 per year in Chicago, IL. 219 salaries reported, updated at November 28, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in Chicago, IL

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

  1. McKinsey & Company
    782 reviews10 salaries reported
    $108,167per year
  2. $96,032per year
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Highest paying cities for Engineers near Chicago, IL

  1. Chicago, IL
    $105,042 per year
    219 salaries reported
  2. Peoria, IL
    $88,016 per year
    61 salaries reported
  3. Naperville, IL
    $83,370 per year
    40 salaries reported
  1. Lisle, IL
    $81,658 per year
    15 salaries reported
  2. Schaumburg, IL
    $81,301 per year
    19 salaries reported
  3. Decatur, IL
    $76,805 per year
    11 salaries reported
  1. Rolling Meadows, IL
    $72,333 per year
    10 salaries reported
  2. Rockford, IL
    $66,338 per year
    9 salaries reported
  3. Joliet, IL
    $60,060 per year
    5 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 certification


(earn +32.77% more)

The jobs requiring this certification have decrease by 36.84% since 2018. Engineers with this certification earn +32.77% more than the average base salary, which is $105,042 per year.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this certificationChange from previous year
20135increase by 5
20143decrease by 40.00%
201532increase by 966.67%
201615decrease by 53.13%
201710decrease by 33.33%
201819increase by 90.00%
201912decrease by 36.84%

Top companies hiring Engineers with the recommended certification

Aimbridge Hospitality
Thornton Tomasetti
Evanston/Skokie School District 65
Bluelight Consulting
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Top schools offering CCIE


7 reviews


Top skills
Top specialties
Top fields of study
Computer Science Degree

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

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Average $103,728 per year

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Common questions about salaries for an Engineer

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