Salary Report

Information Technology Job

C++
Embedded
Development

United States Location

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

Competitive Position® Salary Report

Data Observed 10/1/20 to 9/30/21

Salary Average

$118,193

Experience Requirement

5 Years and 4 Months

Raise +1 Year

$5,600 at 4.74%

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Salary and Number of Jobs

Graph of succeeding salary information

About Salary and Jobs

Salary Range :

At required Experience of 5 Years & 4 Months: $118,193 is Salary average; 50% of Jobs pay between $102,455 & $133,931; and, 5% of Jobs top $156,710.

Number of Jobs :

Most Jobs are available closest to the Salary Average.

Fewer Jobs are available at Lower and Higher Salaries.

Salary End Points :

$26,400 = annual salary at $15 per hour working between: 44 weeks at 40 hours a week, to, 52 weeks at 34 hours a week.

$310,237 = annual salary for the highest paying IT Job in the highest paying US City at the Top 2.5% Experience and Top 2.5% Salary.

Job Market :

Job offers, publicly posted in want ads by employers, were observed and measured from 10/1/20 to 9/30/21.

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Top Salaries

Top Percentile of Job market Top Salary
2.5% $164,172
5% $156,710
10% $148,152
25% $133,931
33% $128,132
50% $118,193
Top Percentile of Job Market =

Number of Jobs Above the Top Salary
÷
Number of all Jobs at 5 Years and 4 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% $115,263 $121,123
25% $110,762 $125,624
33% $108,254 $128,132
50% $102,455 $133,931
67% $95,446 $140,940
95% $72,214 $164,172
Salary Average =

$118,193

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 4 Months Experience.

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Salary and Experience

Graph of succeeding salary information

Salary ±1 Year

Experience Salary Average Raise +1 Year
4 Years and 4 Months $111,627 $6,566 at 5.88%
5 Years and 4 Months $118,193 $5,600 at 4.74%
6 Years and 4 Months $123,793 $4,883 at 3.94%

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: $58,601 at the low experience of 4 Months; $118,193 at the average experience of 5 Years and 4 Months; and, $140,420 at the top experience of 10 Years and 4 Months.

Experience End Points :

0 = Entry Level.

15 Years and 5 Months = Top 2.5% Experience in the IT Job with the highest required experience in the USA.

Job Market :

Job offers, publicly posted in want ads by employers, were observed and measured from 10/1/20 to 9/30/21.

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Salary and Experience Range

95% of Jobs require Experience between the Low and Top
Experience Salary Average Raise +1 Year
Low 4 Months $58,601 $21,424 at 36.56%
Average 5 Years and 4 Months $118,193 $5,600 at 4.74%
Top 10 Years and 4 Months $140,420 $3,229 at 2.30%

Qualifications

Description

Software development, using C++ programming language on an embedded platform, is the position's primary responsibility.

Skills

The qualifications of this information technology Job:
  • C++;
  • Embedded;
  • Software-Application Developer,
    Agile, Application (App), Back End, Big Data, Cloud, .Net, Embedded, Front End, Full Stack, Machine Learning, Mobile, Portal, Software (SW), User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX) or Web,
    and
    Analyst, Architect, Developer, Engineer, Lead or Programmer.

Characteristics

A+ Skills
Additional IT skills requested in some job descriptions:
Project Lead,
Development Manager, Lead Developer, Project Lead, Project Manager, Project Supervisor, Team Lead, Team Supervisor or Technical Lead,
8.7% of job descriptions;
Master of Arts/Science or Ph.D. Graduate Degree,
11.2% of job descriptions;
Bachelor of Arts/Science Degree,
44.7% of job descriptions;
Security Clearance,
2.5% of job descriptions;
Firmware,
42.9% of job descriptions;
RTOS (Real Time Operating System),
26.7% of job descriptions;
OpenGL,
10.6% of job descriptions;
MicroController,
11.2% of job descriptions;
DSP (Digital Signal Processing),
6.8% of job descriptions;
MATLAB,
7.5% of job descriptions;
Git,
5.6% of job descriptions;
Scrum software methodology,
6.2% of job descriptions.

Location

Chicago, IL

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).