Tech salaries in Chicago revealed: How much Facebook, Microsoft, PayPal, Cisco, Amazon, Grubhub, and Google pay developers, engineers, consultants, and others in the city (GRPN, GRUB, GOOG, GOOGL, CRM, FB)
Chicago isn't known as a major tech hub, but it is home to companies like Grubhub and Groupon. Major technology companies, including Silicon Valley behemoths like Google, Cisco, Salesforce, PayPal, and IBM, have expanded their operations to Chicago. Here's a survey of what tech companies pay employees in Chicago, based on disclosure data for permanent and temporary workers filed with the US Office of Foreign Labor Certification in 2019. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.
While Chicago isn't known as a major tech hub, it's home to companies like Groupon and Grubhub — and host to major regional offices of tech giants like Google. Indeed, many major tech companies including Google, Cisco, Salesforce, PayPal, and IBM have expanded their operations in the Midwest's largest city. Consulting giants Deloitte, PwC, and Ernst & Young also have significant presences in the area. And, in a more recent twist, many employees at Silicon Valley tech companies are now working remotely from Chicago, where the cost of living is lower. To get a sense of what tech salaries are like in the Business Insider analyzed the US Office of Foreign Labor Certification's 2019 disclosure data for permanent and temporary foreign workers to find out what tech companies like Facebook, Google, and Grubhub pay tech talent in key roles including engineers, developers and data scientists in Chicago. Companies are required to disclose information, including salary (or in some cases, salary ranges), when they hire foreign workers under the H1-B visa program, giving insight into what these major companies are willing to shell out for tech talent. Here's how much these top enterprise technology companies paid employees hired in Chicago in 2020:SEE ALSO: Palantir could spend as much as $1.5 billion on Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure over the next five-plus years, even as the startup's work with ICE drags Amazon into controversy Grubhub
Food delivery company Grubhub, based in Chicago, was founded in 2004 by Matt Maloney and Mike Evans. Today, it employs over 2,000 people. Here's a selection from the 23 approved visa applications that Grubhub made on behalf of workers in the city. Director of Data Engineering: $215,000 Senior Software Engineer: $154,000-$175,000 Senior Site Reliability Engineer: $160,000-$161,000 Senior Systems Cloud Engineer: $160,000 Software Engineer II: $94,000-$138,000 Data Scientist: $97,000-$126,250 Decision Scientist II: $110,000-$115,000 Software Engineer I: $66,082-$90,000 Senior Procurement Analyst: $80,000 Data Analyst I: $75,000 Insights Analyst: $73,500 Facebook
Facebook first opened its offices in Chicago in 2007, and now employs about 400 people there. It's also opening up a new office downtown that could potentially expand to 2,000 employees. Here's a selection from the 4 approved visa applications that Facebook made on behalf of workers in the city. Team Lead, Partner Management: $197,434 Solutions Engineer: $160,000 Team Lead, Account Management: $158,358 Investigations Analyst: $83,932 For more Facebook salaries, check out our story here. PayPal
PayPal's corporate headquarters is in San Jose, California, but it has a major office in Chicago as well. Here's a selection from the 11 approved visa applications that PayPal made on behalf of workers in the city. Senior Product Manager: $180,000 Manager, Software Development 2: $170,800 Commerce Business Manager: $135,000 Software Engineer 3: $120,000 Integration Engineer 3: $113,000 iOS Engineer: $110,000 Software Engineer 2: $105,000 Incident Coordinator (Process Engineer): $80,700 Microsoft
Microsoft has a corporate sales office in Chicago. Here's a selection from the 5 approved visa applications that Microsoft made on behalf of workers in the city. Business Operations and Program Management Leader: $179,200 Program Manager: $155,000 Premier Field Engineer: $121, 281 Specialist: $95,000 For more Microsoft salaries, check out our story here. Cisco
Networking giant Cisco is based in San Jose, California, but it also has an office in Chicago. It also had an office in Rosemont, a suburb of Chicago. Here's a selection from the 16 approved visa applications that Cisco made on behalf of workers in the city. Manager, Systems Engineering: $176,800-$231,200 Systems Engineer: $92,325 Network Support Engineer: $73,341-$112,400 Technical Training Specialist: $91,667 Network Support Supervisor: $87,901 For more Cisco salaries, check out our story here. IBM
IBM opened its Chicago regional headquarters, called One IBM Plaza, in 1971. It sold the building in 1996. In 2005, the 700 IBM employees in the building relocated to a new office in the city. Here's a selection from the 26 approved visa applications that IBM made on behalf of workers in Chicago. Senior Managing Consultant: $143,364 Lead QA Engineer: $141,276 Software Engineer: $127,504-$195,800 Architect Software Developer: $127,504 Software Developer: $117,408 Senior Technical Consultant: $113,630-$162,100 Senior Project Manager: $96,325-$143,052 Data Engineer: $77,438-$124,236 Package Specialist: $73,944-$133,404 Integrated Business Planning Consultant: $89,981-$131,952 Cognitive Engineer Consultant: $86,000-$178,600 Cloud Object Storage Software Architect: $81,931-$162,000 Oracle Functional Consultant: $80,652-$131,952 Senior Application Developer: $78,432-$124,236 Application Developer: $69,638-$124,236 Senior Developer: $78,432-$110,724 For more IBM salaries, check out our story here. Amazon Web Services
Dominant cloud platform Amazon Web Services is based in Seattle, but it opened an office in Chicago in 2016. It also said it's adding 70,000 square feet of new office space. Here's a selection from the 10 approved visa applications that AWS made on behalf of workers in the city. Customer Solutions Manager III: $155,800 Professional Services II: $130,500-$151,000 Solutions Architect II: $150,000 Data Scientist: $109,400-145,000 Industry Specialist II: $135,000 Professional Services I: $102,600 For more AWS salaries, check out our story here. Google
Google first opened its office in Chicago in 2000, and it only housed a small sales team at the time. It then moved locations in 2015 and now has over 1,200 employees. Last year, Google opened a second office in Chicago. Here's a selection from the 30 approved visa applications that Google made on behalf of workers in the city. Solutions Consultant: $115,000-$152,000 Hardware Engineer: $93,000-$149,000 Sales Engineer: $139,000-$142,000 Software Engineer: $105,000-$135,000 Google Cloud Sales Engineer: $134,000 Account Manager: $82,000-$120,000 Product Design Engineer: $93,000-$104,000 Sales Operations Associate: $92,500-$96,500 Sales Solutions Specialist: $95,000 Sales Representative: $89,500 For more Google salaries, check out our story here. Glassdoor
Employer review site Glassdoor first opened its office in Chicago in 2016. The office has about 300 employees and expects to hire up to 500 in the next few years, even as it opens a new headquarters in the city. Here's a selection from the 4 approved visa applications that Glassdoor made on behalf of workers in Chicago. Senior Security Engineer: $150,000 Senior Software Engineer in Test: $130,000 Software Engineer in Test: $120,000 Product Manager: $118,000 DocuSign
DocuSign opened a Chicago office in 2019 after it acquired the Chicago-based SpringCM for $220 million. The office has about 200 employees. Here's a selection from the 6 approved visa applications that DocuSign made on behalf of workers in the city. Senior Software Engineer: $150,000-$170,000 Software Engineer: $115,000-$155,000 Software Development Engineer in Test: $110,000-$130,000 Uber
Last year, Uber announced it was expanding its Uber Freight headquarters in Chicago, making Chicago its second-largest location after San Francisco. Here's a selection from the 9 approved visa applications that Uber made on behalf of workers in the city. Senior Salesforce Developer: $150,000-$184,000 Manager, Customer Experience and Reporting: $106,920-$118,800 Program Manager: $77,300-$101,500 Senior Logistics and Operations Manager: $96,000-$118,000 Senior Carrier Sales Operations Associate: $81,000-$96,600 Regional Associate Partner Manager: $61,180 Groupon
Shopping site Groupon was founded in Chicago in 2008, and is still headquartered there today. It has about 2,000 employees in its Chicago office. Here's a selection from the 19 approved visa applications that Groupon made on behalf of workers in the city. Storage Interfaces Lead Software Engineer: $141,600-$195,000 Senior Network Engineer: $135,500-$174,000 Senior Manager, Product Analytics and Insights: $135,000-$178,200 Senior Software Engineer: $120,800-$165,238 Software Development Engineer, iOS: $114,000-$130,800 Software Development Engineer, Salesforce: $114,000-$127,200 Software Engineer, Data Pipeline Platform: $113,700-$152,400 Software Development Engineer: $97,800-$127,200 Software Test Engineer, Mobile: $106,000-$139,200 Software Development Engineer, Android: $105,600-$158,400 Software Development Engineer: $97,800-$152,400 Software Development Engineer, Anti-Fraud Platform: $97,800-$127,200 Senior Analyst, Product Analytics and Insights: $96,400-$126,487 Product Manager, Merchant Experience: $94,890-$115,000 Cloud Engineer, Core Platform: $84,800-$127,200 Software Engineer: $82,000-$127,200 Salesforce
Currently, Salesforce has two Chicago offices that will soon consolidate into one, as it proceeds with plans to build a 57-story Salesforce Tower in Chicago by 2023. The company said this would add 1,000 jobs. Salesforce now has about 1,300 employees in Chicago total. Here's a selection from the 11 approved visa applications that Salesforce made on behalf of workers in the city. Business Value Senior Manager: $134,846 Senior Analyst, Data Quality and Governance: $120,474 Technical Architect: $96,325-$115,211 Software Engineer: $113,630 Senior Technical Consultant: $109,678 Business Architect: $96,325 Demo Engineer: $75,774 For more Salesforce salaries, check out our story here. SAP
Enterprise software giant SAP has an office in Chicago and one in the suburb of Downers Grove. Here's a selection from the 6 approved visa applications that SAP made on behalf of workers in the city. Business Processes Principal Consultant: $125,000 Development Senior Consultant: $122,820 Expert Support Engineer: $117,030 Data Scientist: $115,000 Product Specialist: $88,945 For more SAP salaries, check out our story here. Expedia
Based in Seattle, Expedia also has an office located in Chicago. Here's a selection from the 11 approved visa applications that Expedia made on behalf of workers in the city. Manager, Engineer: $120,474-$165,000 Senior Software Development Engineer: $113,630-$158,620 Program Developer: $96,325-$133,900 Global SEO Senior Manager: $96,325-$115,000 Software Development Engineer: $81,931-$127,369 Oracle
Database giant Oracle has three offices in Chicago and one in Deerfield, a Chicago suburb. Here's a selection from the 8 approved visa applications that Oracle made on behalf of workers in the city. Applications Developer: $103,379-$200,534 Consulting Technical Manager: $113,630-$178,796 Software Developer: $109,678-$159,727 Master Principal Sales Consultant: $107,203-$198,661 Release Developer: $102,111-$159,727 Senior Expert Services Specialist: $76,066-$112,649 Technical Analyst: $58,507-$79,968 For more Oracle salaries, check out our story here. ServiceNow
ServiceNow started its Chicago team in 2018 as its first U.S. based technology development office outside the West Coast. Today, its office has about 100 employees. Here's a selection from the 4 approved visa applications that ServiceNow made on behalf of workers in the city. Staff Software Engineer: $113,630 Senior Quality Engineer: $97,781 Senior Product Manager, Platform: $91,499-$140,000 Software Engineer: $81,931 For more ServiceNow salaries, check out our story here.
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