Staff Accountant Salary in Chicago, Illinois (United States)

A Staff Accountant in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $46,567 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. A skill in Tax Preparation is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Staff Accountant in Chicago, Illinois Total Pay (?
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$36,798 - $59,179
(Median)
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47K
53K
59K
MEDIAN: $46,566
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Staff Accountant in Chicago, Illinois Total Pay (?
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$12.41 - $24.89
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$36,798 - $59,179  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,957  
Profit Sharing
$100.00 - $5,000  
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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$35,667 - $59,614  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 553
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.41 - $24.89  
   
Overtime
$19.85 - $40.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,957  
   
Profit Sharing
$100.00 - $5,000  
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).
)
$35,667 - $59,614  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 553
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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.

Experience Affects Staff Accountant in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%
National Average
$47,000

Skills That Affect Staff Accountant in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Tax Preparation
up arrow 14%
Auditing
up arrow 6%
Financial Reporting
up arrow 2%
Accounting
up arrow 2%
Financial Analysis
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Dynamics GP
0%
National Average
$47,000
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%
Data Analysis
up arrow 1%
Quickbooks
up arrow 1%
Accounts Payable
up arrow 2%
Bookkeeping
up arrow 3%
Accounts Receivable
up arrow 3%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 6%
Payroll Administration
up arrow 6%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 9%

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 156 votes.

Gender

Female
54%
female alumni
 
Male
46%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 11%
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