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

A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $60,670 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Tax Consulting and Financial Analysis. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Chicago, Illinois Total Pay (?
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$45,048 - $100,185
(Median)
45K
61K
82K
100K
MEDIAN: $60,670
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Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Chicago, Illinois Total Pay (?
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$15.00 - $120.00
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,048 - $100,185  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,152  
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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$45,409 - $114,797  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 226
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 - $15,152  
   
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).
)
$45,409 - $114,797  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 226
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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 65%
Experienced
up arrow 32%
Mid-Career
up arrow 16%
National Average
$63,000

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 3%
National Average
$63,000
Financial Reporting
up arrow 2%
Auditing
up arrow 5%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 5%
Software Knowledge
up arrow 5%
Tax Preparation
up arrow 6%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 6%
Bookkeeping
up arrow 8%
Data Analysis
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
35%
female alumni
 
Male
65%
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: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 18%
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