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Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salary in Chicago, Illinois (United States)

A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $60,880 per year. A skill in Tax Consulting is associated with high pay for this job. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Chicago, Illinois Salary (?
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$45,322 - $100,402
(Median)
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61K
82K
100K
MEDIAN: $60,879
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Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Chicago, Illinois Salary (?
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$15.00 - $120.00
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,322 - $100,402  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,205  
Profit Sharing
$1,003 - $6,234  
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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$45,595 - $115,291  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 203
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$15.00 - $120.00  
   
Overtime
$28.50 - $37.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,205  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,003 - $6,234  
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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$45,595 - $115,291  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 19
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Experience Affects Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 64%
Experienced
up arrow 32%
Mid-Career
up arrow 17%
National Average
$64,000

Skills That Affect Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Tax Consulting
up arrow 59%
Financial Analysis
up arrow 10%
Tax Compliance
up arrow 4%
Compliance (Financial)
up arrow 2%
National Average
$64,000
Financial Reporting
up arrow 2%
Auditing
up arrow 5%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 5%
Tax Preparation
up arrow 6%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 6%
Software Knowledge
up arrow 6%
Bookkeeping
up arrow 9%
Data Analysis
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
34%
female alumni
 
Male
66%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 18%