Salary Report

Information Technology Job

C++
Embedded
Developer

United States Location

Chicago - Gary - Kenosha
IL - IN - WI
USA Metropolitan Area

Competitive Position® Salary Report

Salary Average

$90,382

Experience Requirement

5 Years and 2 Months

Raise +1 Year

$3,277 at 3.63%

Salary and Number of Jobs

Graph of succeeding salary information

About Salary and Jobs

Salary Range :

At required Experience of 5 Years & 2 Months: $90,382 is Salary average; 50% of Jobs pay between $76,072 & $104,692; and, 5% of Jobs top $125,282.

Number of Jobs :

Most Jobs are available closest to the Salary Average.

Fewer Jobs are available at Lower and Higher Salaries.

Salary End Points :

$15,080 = minimum wage annual salary in the USA.

$187,699 = annual salary for the highest paying IT Job in the USA at the Top 2.5% Experience and Top 2.5% Salary.

Top Salaries

Top Percentile of Job market Top Salary
2.5% $131,969
5% $125,282
10% $117,573
25% $104,692
33% $99,521
50% $90,382
Top Percentile of Job Market =

Number of Jobs Above the Top Salary
÷
Number of all Jobs at 5 Years and 2 Months Experience.

Salary Range and Jobs

Percentage of Jobs within Salary Lows and Highs
Percent of Job Market Salary Range
Low Salary High Salary
10% $87,716 $93,048
25% $83,622 $97,142
33% $81,244 $99,521
50% $76,072 $104,692
67% $69,857 $110,907
95% $48,795 $131,969
Salary Average =

$90,382

Mid Point between each Low/High pair.

Percent of Job Market =

Number of Jobs with Salary between Low/High pair
÷
Number of all Jobs at 5 Years and 2 Months Experience.

= and

Salary and Experience

Graph of succeeding salary information

Salary ±1 Year

Experience Salary Average Raise +1 Year
4 Years and 2 Months $86,533 $3,849 at 4.45%
5 Years and 2 Months $90,382 $3,277 at 3.63%
6 Years and 2 Months $93,659 $2,853 at 3.05%

About Salary and Experience

Salary by Year :

Salary is lowest at entry level, increases rapidly with the first years of experience and approaches a ceiling as experience matures.

Salary and Experience Range :

Salary average rises with experience: $65,273 at the low experience of 11 Months; $90,382 at the average experience of 5 Years and 2 Months; and, $101,839 at the top experience of 9 Years and 5 Months.

Experience End Points :

0 = Entry Level.

11 Years and 1 Month = Top 2.5% Experience in the IT Job with the highest required experience in the USA.

Salary and Experience Range

95% of Jobs require Experience between the Low and Top
Experience Salary Average Raise +1 Year
Low 11 Months $65,273 $8,916 at 13.66%
Average 5 Years and 2 Months $90,382 $3,277 at 3.63%
Top 9 Years and 5 Months $101,839 $2,010 at 1.97%

Qualifications

Description

This position involves designing software systems for mobile devices, game consoles, medical instruments, communication equipment, computer peripherals and/or other microcontrollers.

Skills

The qualifications of this information technology Job:
  • C++;
  • Embedded,
    Digital Signal Processing (DSP), Embedded, Game Console, Mobile Computing or Microcontroller;
  • Developer,
    Analyst, Automate, Code, Customize, Design, Develop, Enhance, Modify, Programmer, Programmer Analyst, Revise, Software Developer, Software Engineer, Update or Write Code.

Characteristics

A+ Skills
Additional IT skills and US Cities requested in some job descriptions:
Manager,
9% of job descriptions,
Project Leader, Project Manager, Supervisor, Team Leader or Technical Lead;
Graduate Degree,
23% of job descriptions,
Master of Science in Computer Engineering, Master of Science in Computer Science, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, MA/MS in Information Technology, MA/MS in Information Science, Master of Arts Degree, Master of Science Degree or Ph.D.;
Java,
18% of job descriptions,
Enterprise Java Beans (EJB), Java, Java Platform Enterprise Edition (Java EE), Java Platform Micro Edition (Java ME), Java Platform Standard Edition (Java SE), JavaApplet, Java Database Call (JDBC), Java Development Kit (JDK), Java Messaging Service (JMS), Jbuilder, JavaServer Faces (JSF), JSP, Java Swing or Sun Certified Java Programmer;
Perl,
8% of job descriptions;
Wind River VxWorks,
8% of job descriptions;
Assembly Language,
6% of job descriptions;
MATLAB,
7% of job descriptions;
Google Android,
7% of job descriptions;
Microsoft .Net Compact Framework or Windows Phone 7,
6% of job descriptions;
Qualcomm BREW MP (Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless),
4% of job descriptions;
Security Clearance,
11% of job descriptions;
San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA,
29% of jobs.

Location

Chicago - Gary - Kenosha, IL - IN - WI:

Illinois,
Addison, Arlington Heights, Aurora, Batavia, Barrington, Berwyn, Bollingbrook, Boone, Buffalo Grove, Burbank, Calumet City, Carol Stream, Carpentersville, Chicago Heights, Chicago, Cicero, Cook County, Crystal Lake, De Kalb County, De Kalb, Deerfield, Des Plaines, Downers Grove, DuPage County, East Chicago, Elgin, Elk Grove, Elk Grove Village, Elmhurst, Evanston, Geneva, Glendale Heights, Glenview, Grundy County, Hanover Park, Harvard, Harvey, Highland Park, Hines, Hinsdale, Hoffman Estates, Homewood, Itasca, Joliet, Kane County, Kankakee County, Kendall County, Lake County, Lake Forest, Lansing, Libertyville, Lincolnshire, Lombard, Maywood, McHenry County, Morris, Mount Prospect, Mundelein, Naperville, Niles, Norridge, North Chicago, Northbrook, Oak Brook, Oak Forest, Oak Lawn, Oak Park, Ogle, Orland Park, Palatine, Park Forest, Park Ridge, Plano, Riverside, Riverwoods, Rochelle, Rockford, Rolling, Romeoville, Rosemont, Schaumburg, Schiller Park, Skokie, St Charles, Streamwood, Tinley Park, Vernon Hills, Warrenville, Waukegan, Westchester, Wheaton, Wheeling, Will County, Wilmette, Winebago, Wood Dale and Woodridge;
Indiana,
Cedar Lake, Crown Point, East Chicago, Gary, Hammond, Hobart, Lake County, Lake, Merrilvilee, Merrilville, Portage, Porter County, and Valparaiso;
Wisconsin,
Kenosha County and Kenosha.

These locations are all included in the Chicago, IL metropolitan area as defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB).