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Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salary in Chicago, Illinois

A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $61,491 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. A skill in Tax Consulting is associated with high pay for this job.

$45,109 - $99,544
(Median)
$45K
$61K
$100K
MEDIAN: $61,490
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90%

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$8.21 - $137.02
(Median)
$8
$28
$140
MEDIAN: $27.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,109 - $99,544  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,242  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $8,000  
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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$44,937 - $110,762  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 169
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$8.21 - $137.02  
   
Overtime
$23.26 - $35.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,242  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $8,000  
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).
)
$44,937 - $110,762  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 12

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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.

 
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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 56%

Tax Compliance
up arrow 7%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 5%

Financial Reporting
up arrow 4%

Compliance (Financial)
up arrow 3%

National Average
$64,000

Auditing
up arrow 3%

Tax Preparation
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 7%

Software Knowledge
up arrow 7%

Bookkeeping
up arrow 8%

Data Analysis
up arrow 10%

Evaluation and Management Auditing
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 15%
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