Entry-Level Accountant Salary in Chicago, Illinois (United States)

An Entry-Level Accountant in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $49,203 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Data Analysis and Financial Analysis.
Entry-Level Accountant in Chicago, Illinois Salary (?
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$38,685 - $61,599
(Median)
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56K
62K
MEDIAN: $49,203
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Entry-Level Accountant in Chicago, Illinois Salary (?
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$11.43 - $25.55
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$38,685 - $61,599  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,120  
Profit Sharing
$1,361 - $2,713  
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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$34,829 - $62,421  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 166
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.43 - $25.55  
   
Overtime
$1.53 - $37.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,120  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,361 - $2,713  
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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$34,829 - $62,421  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 30
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Accountant in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Data Analysis
up arrow 17%
Financial Analysis
up arrow 10%
Financial Reporting
up arrow 3%
Financial Applications
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%
Budget Management
up arrow 1%
National Average
$49,000
Bookkeeping
up arrow 7%
Tax Compliance
up arrow 7%
Tax Preparation
up arrow 8%
Accounts Payable
up arrow 11%
Quickbooks
up arrow 13%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 15%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 15%
Accounts Receivable
up arrow 17%

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Gender

Female
48%
female alumni
 
Male
52%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 18%
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