Staff Accountant in Chicago, Illinois Salary

Staff Accountants in Chicago, Ill. take home an average $48K annually. Most Staff Accountants in Chicago report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Women Chicago Staff Accountants who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$38,391 - $60,863
(Median)
$38K
$48K
$61K
MEDIAN: $48,180
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90%

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$13.81 - $26.79
(Median)
$14
$20
$27
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$38,391 - $60,863  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,167  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$37,171 - $62,507  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 460
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$13.81 - $26.79  
   
Overtime
$24.82 - $61.65  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,167  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$37,171 - $62,507  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 63
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Pay by Experience Level for Staff Accountant

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


Staff Accountants in Chicago with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $48K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $50K on average. Staff Accountants in Chicago, Ill. claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $51K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $56K.

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Experience Affects Staff Accountant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%



National Average
$49,000


Skills That Affect Staff Accountant Salaries

Tax Preparation
up arrow 14%

Auditing
up arrow 6%

General Ledger Accounting
up arrow 1%

Data Analysis
0%

National Average
$49,000

Financial Reporting
up arrow 1%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Quickbooks
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Dynamics GP
up arrow 3%

Accounts Payable
up arrow 4%

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 4%


Microsoft Office
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 7%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 81 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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