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Programmer Computer Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$96,776 (USD)

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Last updated: May 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Programmer Computer is $96,776 a year and $47 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Programmer Computer is between $68,227 and $120,013. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Programmer Computer. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Programs computers.
  • Develops, runs tests, and maintains current computer programs that provide instructions computers must follow to perform their function.
  • Develops, designs, and tests logical structure for solving problems by computers.
  • Writes programs according to specifications, which may be provided by Software Engineers, Systems Analysts, or other computer scientists.
  • Updates, repairs, modifies, and expands existing computer programs.
  • This position is distinguished from Programmer Analyst as this position may not include or involves a lesser degree of structured analysis, impact and compatibility analysis, cost analysis, computer capability analysis, feasibility studies, and user/customer interface.
Programmer Computer Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Computer Programmers

Job family population: 247,690

Estimated population of Programmer Computer jobs: 59,277

Rate of error: 1.9%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Programmer Computer Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

May 21
Chicago, IL, USA
Ultra-Metric Tool Co.
CNC Programming (Computer Numerical Control) experience - Experience selecting tools, speeds & feeds for machining alum, tool steels & alloys - Experience inspecting your work & holding close ...
Object Oriented C++ Senior Software Engineer (Paid Relocation to NY)
Apr 30
Chicago, IL, USA
HireResources - Information Technology
Requires the application of the principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis. Research, design, develop, modify and evaluate embedded computer software for ...
Computer Programmer (Epicor ERP Experience)
May 22
Libertyville, IL, USA
The Computer Programmer will develop reports and custom program interfaces to the Epicor ERP software to support business operations. The Programmer will be responsible for analysis, design ...
FPGA Engineer - Chicago
May 21
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Objective Paradigm
We are currently looking for an FPGA Engineer with a deep understanding of technology and computer architecture to strengthen the team. You should be able to design and develop FPGA projects, be ...
CAD Technician
May 6
Rosemont, IL, USA
Engineering CAD Technician SPACECO, Inc., a Rosemont based Civil Engineering and Surveying is seeking an Engineering CAD Technician with 0-2 years' experience. This position involves technical ...
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