Accountant Salary in Chicago, Illinois (United States)

The average salary for an Accountant in Chicago, Illinois is $49,162 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Data Analysis and Financial Analysis. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Accountant in Chicago, Illinois Total Pay (?
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$37,461 - $66,364
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49K
57K
66K
MEDIAN: $49,161
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Accountant in Chicago, Illinois Total Pay (?
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$11.78 - $28.60
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$37,461 - $66,364  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,362  
Profit Sharing
$986 - $6,787  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$34,738 - $68,096  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 282
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.78 - $28.60  
   
Overtime
$1.80 - $37.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,362  
   
Profit Sharing
$986 - $6,787  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$34,738 - $68,096  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 282
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Pay by Experience Level for Accountant in Chicago, Illinois
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience Affects Accountant in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%
National Average
$50,000

Skills That Affect Accountant in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Data Analysis
up arrow 14%
Financial Analysis
up arrow 11%
Tax Compliance
up arrow 5%
Budget Management
up arrow 3%
Financial Applications
up arrow 3%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%
National Average
$50,000
Quickbooks
up arrow 1%
Bookkeeping
up arrow 3%
Tax Preparation
up arrow 5%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 5%
Payroll Administration
up arrow 6%
Accounts Receivable
up arrow 13%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 14%
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Gender
Female
53%
female alumni
 
Male
47%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 21%
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