An Entry-Level Accountant in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $51,904 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are SAP SAP Financial Accounting and Controlling (SAP FICO), Financial Analysis, and Tax Preparation.

$40,176 - $67,880
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$52K
$68K
MEDIAN: $51,904
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$9.98 - $25.08
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MEDIAN: $16.68
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$40,176 - $67,880  
   
Bonus
$19.57 - $7,455  
Profit Sharing
$1,400  
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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$34,352 - $69,991  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 115
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.98 - $25.08  
   
Overtime
$25.00  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$19.57 - $7,455  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,400  
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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$34,352 - $69,991  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 23

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About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,720,556
Male:
1,320,015 (48.5%)
Female:
1,400,541 (51.5%)
Chicago (/ʃᵻˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃᵻˈkɔːɡoʊ/), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research...
Chicago:
$50,702
Illinois:
$59,588
$985
Chicago:
$238,500
Illinois:
$180,300
6.3%

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Key Stats for Accountant

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
070
Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
70%
5-9 years
13%
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Skills That Affect Accountant Salaries

SAP SAP Financial Accounting and Controlling (SAP FICO)
up arrow 21%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 14%

Tax Preparation
up arrow 14%

Financial Reporting
up arrow 3%

General Ledger Accounting
0%

Data Analysis
0%

National Average
$51,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 8%

Bookkeeping
up arrow 9%

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 10%

Accounts Payable
up arrow 11%

Quickbooks
up arrow 13%

Budget Management
up arrow 13%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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