A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $66,146 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Auditing, Data Analysis, and Tax Compliance.

$49,317 - $110,367
$49K
$66K
$110K
MEDIAN: $66,145
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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Salary
$49,317 - $110,367  
   
Bonus
$503 - $20,273  
Profit Sharing
$2,948  
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$48,726 - $123,716  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 63
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$503 - $20,273  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,948  
Total Pay (?
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$48,726 - $123,716  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7

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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 Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 51%


Experienced
up arrow 20%

National Average
$69,000


Skills That Affect Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salaries

up arrow 20%

Data Analysis
up arrow 18%

Tax Compliance
up arrow 14%

Financial Reporting
up arrow 5%


Financial Analysis
up arrow 1%

Tax Consulting
up arrow 1%

General Ledger Accounting
0%

National Average
$69,000

Compliance (Financial)
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 9%

Bookkeeping
up arrow 13%

Software Knowledge
up arrow 13%

Evaluation and Management Auditing
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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