Accountant Salary in Chicago, Illinois (United States)

The average salary for an Accountant in Chicago, Illinois is $49,662 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 Salary (?
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$38,284 - $65,578
(Median)
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50K
57K
66K
MEDIAN: $49,662
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Accountant in Chicago, Illinois Salary (?
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$12.60 - $30.95
(Median)
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31
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$38,284 - $65,578  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,000  
Profit Sharing
$993 - $6,851  
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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$36,248 - $67,468  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 246
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.60 - $30.95  
   
Overtime
$1.80 - $37.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$993 - $6,851  
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).
)
$36,248 - $67,468  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 45
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Experience Affects Accountant in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%
National Average
$50,000

Skills That Affect Accountant in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Data Analysis
up arrow 15%
Financial Analysis
up arrow 11%
Tax Compliance
up arrow 3%
Budget Management
up arrow 2%
Financial Applications
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Excel
0%
National Average
$50,000
Tax Preparation
up arrow 1%
Payroll Administration
up arrow 7%
Quickbooks
up arrow 8%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 13%
Accounts Receivable
up arrow 14%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 62 votes.

Gender

Female
54%
female alumni
 
Male
46%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 19%