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Staff Accountant Salary in Chicago, Illinois

Staff Accountants in Chicago pull down an average of $47K per year. Total cash compensation to Staff Accountants in Chicago, Ill. approaches anywhere from $36K on the lower end to $61K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $5K from bonuses and upwards of $4K from profit sharing. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 52 percent. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$37,586 - $59,863
(Median)
$38K
$47K
$60K
MEDIAN: $47,434
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50%
90%

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$12.72 - $25.43
(Median)
$13
$20
$25
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$37,586 - $59,863  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,016  
Profit Sharing
$9.14 - $4,041  
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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$36,055 - $60,540  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 451
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$12.72 - $25.43  
   
Overtime
$22.36 - $62.50  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,016  
   
Profit Sharing
$9.14 - $4,041  
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).
)
$36,055 - $60,540  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 68

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Pay by Experience Level for Staff Accountant in Chicago, Illinois

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


For many Staff Accountants in Chicago, Ill., extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The average inexperienced worker earns $47K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $49K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $52K. Staff Accountants in Chicago who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $55K.

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Experience Affects Staff Accountant in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%



National Average
$48,000


Skills That Affect Staff Accountant in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Tax Preparation
up arrow 16%

Auditing
up arrow 5%

General Ledger Accounting
up arrow 1%

Data Analysis
0%

National Average
$48,000

Financial Reporting
up arrow 1%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Dynamics GP
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Accounts Payable
up arrow 4%

Quickbooks
up arrow 4%



Microsoft Office
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 7%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 112 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 11%