Applications Developers


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Applications Developers

Applications Developers - Wages & Trends

Wages for computer engineers vary by field. Wages also vary by employer and specialty. The engineer's level of experience, training, and responsibility also affect wages.

Computer engineers who work full time usually receive benefits. Typical benefits include sick leave, paid vacation, and health insurance. Some employers also provide a retirement plan and stock options.

Computer hardware engineers (SOC 17-2061)
Location
Pay Period
25%
Median
75%
Illinois Hourly $39.61 $50.78 $58.65
Yearly $82,391 $105,625 $121,989
    Champaign Area Hourly $51.38 $59.99 $69.35
Yearly $106,873 $124,772 $144,249
    Cook County Hourly $41.00 $52.11 $59.71
Yearly $85,288 $108,395 $124,193
    Du Page County Hourly $36.65 $44.49 $53.82
Yearly $76,233 $92,532 $111,945
    Lake County Hourly $30.27 $38.56 $46.52
Yearly $62,956 $80,205 $96,758
    St. Louis-Belleville Area Hourly $49.41 $53.65 $56.08
Yearly $102,771 $111,591 $116,646
United States Hourly $42.69 $56.36 $72.52
Yearly $88,800 $117,220 $150,840

Software developers and software quality assurance analysts and testers (SOC 15-1256)

Location
Pay Period
25%
Median
75%
Illinois Hourly $38.60 $48.84 $60.28
Yearly $80,294 $101,581 $125,377
    Champaign Area Hourly $32.72 $40.54 $52.41
Yearly $68,067 $84,326 $109,004
    Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area Hourly $37.74 $49.10 $60.71
Yearly $78,496 $102,118 $126,267
    Cook County Hourly $39.34 $49.87 $61.73
Yearly $81,835 $103,721 $128,405
    Decatur Area Hourly $40.36 $45.24 $50.01
Yearly $83,944 $94,104 $104,026
    Dekalb-Elgin-Aurora Area Hourly $28.29 $37.99 $51.28
Yearly $58,844 $79,017 $106,653
    Du Page County Hourly $38.11 $48.35 $59.33
Yearly $79,275 $100,568 $123,415
    Edwardsville Area Hourly $42.77 $47.70 $58.86
Yearly $88,965 $99,208 $122,434
    Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area Hourly $30.34 $40.47 $49.12
Yearly $63,105 $84,171 $102,175
    Lake County Hourly $38.63 $47.71 $59.26
Yearly $80,356 $99,230 $123,263
    McHenry County Hourly $38.42 $53.61 $60.03
Yearly $79,917 $111,515 $124,857
    Mt. Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area Hourly $26.72 $42.53 $58.06
Yearly $55,583 $88,462 $120,769
    Northwest Illinois Area Hourly $33.53 $43.72 $53.44
Yearly $69,743 $90,931 $111,153
    Peoria-Bloomington Area Hourly $40.74 $49.72 $58.64
Yearly $84,749 $103,409 $121,979
    Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area Hourly $31.23 $40.28 $50.74
Yearly $64,951 $83,781 $105,531
    Rock Island-Moline Area Hourly $38.66 $49.39 $59.15
Yearly $80,407 $102,736 $123,039
    Rockford Area Hourly $33.23 $42.44 $49.68
Yearly $69,125 $88,282 $103,333
    Springfield Area Hourly $34.80 $44.32 $52.83
Yearly $72,393 $92,182 $109,891
    St. Louis-Belleville Area Hourly $37.45 $45.48 $55.13
Yearly $77,893 $94,591 $114,666
    Will County Hourly $39.95 $52.15 $62.94
Yearly $83,088 $108,476 $130,918
United States Hourly $39.63 $51.69 $65.54
Yearly $82,430 $107,510 $136,320

Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.