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

A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $61,147 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 Total Pay (?
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$45,413 - $99,124
(Median)
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99K
MEDIAN: $61,146
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Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Chicago, Illinois Total Pay (?
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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
$45,413 - $99,124  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,050  
Profit Sharing
$1,010 - $6,183  
Total Pay (?
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$46,229 - $110,847  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 242
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 - $15,050  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,010 - $6,183  
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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$46,229 - $110,847  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 242
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Pay by Experience Level for Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Chicago, Illinois

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience Affects Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 61%
Experienced
up arrow 31%
National Average
$64,000

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

Tax Consulting
up arrow 57%
Financial Analysis
up arrow 10%
Compliance (Financial)
up arrow 7%
Tax Compliance
up arrow 4%
National Average
$64,000
Financial Reporting
up arrow 3%
Auditing
up arrow 6%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 6%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 6%
Tax Preparation
up arrow 7%
Software Knowledge
up arrow 7%
Bookkeeping
up arrow 8%
Data Analysis
up arrow 8%

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
35%
female alumni
 
Male
65%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 17%
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