The average wage for an Accounting Assistant in Chicago, Illinois is $15.62 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. A skill in Accounts Receivable is associated with high pay for this job.

$26,791 - $53,829
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$54K
MEDIAN: $39,522
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$13.00 - $21.21
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$26,791 - $53,829  
   
Bonus
$1,250  
Profit Sharing
$916  
Total Pay (?
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$27,352 - $48,877  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$13.00 - $21.21  
   
Overtime
$29.76  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$1,250  
   
Profit Sharing
$916  
Total Pay (?
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$27,352 - $48,877  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 28

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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
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Key Stats for Accounting Assistant

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Accounting Assistant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 27%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$35,000


Skills That Affect Accounting Assistant Salaries

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 13%

Data Entry
up arrow 2%

Accounts Payable
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
0%

National Average
$35,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Bookkeeping
up arrow 2%

Financial Reporting
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%

Billing
up arrow 6%

Paying Invoices
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 12%

Quickbooks
up arrow 13%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 30%
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