A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $67,774 per year. A skill in Auditing is associated with high pay for this job.

$47,546 - $108,738
(Median)
$48K
$68K
$110K
MEDIAN: $67,773
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$20.00 - $35.30
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$47,546 - $108,738  
   
Bonus
$503 - $20,273  
Profit Sharing
$2,565  
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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$43,078 - $121,838  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 68
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$24.00  
   
Overtime
$20.00  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$503 - $20,273  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,565  
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).
)
$43,078 - $121,838  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 7
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Experience Affects Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 48%


Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$69,000


Skills That Affect Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salaries

up arrow 13%

Financial Reporting
up arrow 7%

Tax Compliance
up arrow 5%

Tax Consulting
up arrow 5%

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Tax Preparation
0%

National Average
$69,000

Compliance (Financial)
up arrow 4%

General Ledger Accounting
up arrow 4%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 10%

Bookkeeping
up arrow 13%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 13%

Software Knowledge
up arrow 13%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 14%

Evaluation and Management Auditing
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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