Accountant in Chicago, Illinois Salary

The average salary for an Accountant in Chicago, Illinois is $51,859 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$38,789 - $68,444
(Median)
$39K
$52K
$68K
MEDIAN: $51,858
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$11.05 - $33.66
(Median)
$11
$20
$34
MEDIAN: $20
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$38,789 - $68,444  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,708  
Profit Sharing
$811 - $6,904  
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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$36,556 - $70,191  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 306
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.05 - $33.66  
   
Overtime
$14.74 - $40.69  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,708  
   
Profit Sharing
$811 - $6,904  
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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$36,556 - $70,191  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 61
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Accountant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%



National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Accountant Salaries


Financial Applications
up arrow 6%

Data Analysis
up arrow 5%

Financial Reporting
up arrow 3%

National Average
$52,000

Budget Management
up arrow 3%

Tax Preparation
up arrow 5%


General Ledger Accounting
up arrow 8%





Payroll Administration
up arrow 13%


Microsoft Word
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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