Salary Report

Information Technology Job

C++
Embedded Linux
Development

United States Location

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

Competitive Position® Salary Report

Data Observed 4/1/23 to 3/30/24

Salary Average

$144,855

Experience Requirement

6 Years and 8 Months

Raise +1 Year

$5,874 at 4.05%

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Salary and Number of Jobs

Graph of succeeding salary information

About Salary and Jobs

Salary Range :

At required Experience of 6 Years & 8 Months: $144,855 is Salary average; 50% of Jobs pay between $120,994 & $168,716; and, 5% of Jobs top $203,360.

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.

$411,395 = 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 4/1/23 to 3/30/24.

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Top Salaries

Top Percentile of Job market Top Salary
2.5% $214,758
5% $203,360
10% $190,322
25% $168,716
33% $159,921
50% $144,855
Top Percentile of Job Market =

Number of Jobs Above the Top Salary
÷
Number of all Jobs at 6 Years and 8 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% $140,414 $149,296
25% $133,592 $156,118
33% $129,789 $159,921
50% $120,994 $168,716
67% $110,353 $179,357
95% $74,952 $214,758
Salary Average =

$144,855

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 6 Years and 8 Months Experience.

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Salary and Experience

Graph of succeeding salary information

Salary ±1 Year

Experience Salary Average Raise +1 Year
5 Years and 8 Months $138,154 $6,701 at 4.85%
6 Years and 8 Months $144,855 $5,874 at 4.05%
7 Years and 8 Months $150,729 $5,228 at 3.47%

About Salary and Experience

Salary by Year :

Salary increases rapidly in the first years, rises moderately with greater experience and approaches a ceiling with maturity.

Salary Growth Overall :

The increase in Salary average from low to high experience is equal to that in the USA IT job market as a whole.

Salary and Experience Range :

Salary average rises with experience: $62,904 at the low experience of 5 Months; $144,855 at the average experience of 6 Years and 8 Months; and, $173,382 at the top experience of 12 Years and 11 Months.

Experience End Points :

0 = Entry Level.

15 Years and 11 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 4/1/23 to 3/30/24.

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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 5 Months $62,904 $26,279 at 41.78%
Average 6 Years and 8 Months $144,855 $5,874 at 4.06%
Top 12 Years and 11 Months $173,382 $3,315 at 1.91%

Qualifications

Description

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

Skills

The qualifications of this information technology Job:
  • C++;
  • Embedded;
  • Linux;
  • 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,
3.7% of job descriptions;
Master of Arts/Science or Ph.D. Graduate Degree,
19.4% of job descriptions;
Bachelor of Arts/Science Degree,
40.7% of job descriptions;
Security Clearance,
19.4% of job descriptions;
RTOS (Real Time Operating System),
33.3% of job descriptions;
Firmware,
25% of job descriptions;
Kernel,
22.2% of job descriptions;
Device Driver,
8.3% of job descriptions;
DSP (Digital Signal Processing),
4.6% of job descriptions;
Qt,
4.6% of job descriptions;
Wind River VxWorks,
11.1% of job descriptions;
Git,
17.6% 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).