An Accounting Clerk in Chicago, Illinois earns an average wage of $17.87 per hour. A skill in Billing is associated with high pay for this job. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$26,356 - $46,349
(Median)
$26K
$40K
$46K
MEDIAN: $39,677
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$13.59 - $23.60
(Median)
$14
$18
$24
MEDIAN: $17.00
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$26,356 - $46,349  
   
Bonus
$1,750  
Total Pay (?
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$28,344 - $49,562  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 21
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$13.59 - $23.60  
   
Overtime
$29.73  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$1,750  
   
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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$28,344 - $49,562  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,662,238
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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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Accounting Clerk Salaries


Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Late-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$39,000


Skills That Affect Accounting Clerk Salaries

Billing
up arrow 18%

Collections
up arrow 6%

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 5%

Customer Service
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Data Entry
up arrow 1%

Data Processing
0%

National Average
$39,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Quickbooks
up arrow 5%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 5%

Accounts Payable
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 8%

Banking
up arrow 10%

Bookkeeping
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
medical benefits
Vision: 39%
dental benefits
None: 36%
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