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Staff Accountant Salary in Chicago, Illinois

Average Staff Accountants in Chicago, Ill. make around $47K per year. In the world of Chicago Staff Accountants, total cash compensation can vary between $35K and $60K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $5K and $4K, respectively. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Women Staff Accountants in Chicago who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Work is enjoyable for Staff Accountants in Chicago, Ill., who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
$36,531 - $59,719
(Median)
37K
47K
53K
60K
MEDIAN: $47,044
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$12.49 - $25.07
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$36,531 - $59,719  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,971  
Profit Sharing
$9.07 - $4,055  
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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$35,493 - $60,007  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 467
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.49 - $25.07  
   
Overtime
$19.51 - $39.12  
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.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,971  
   
Profit Sharing
$9.07 - $4,055  
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).
)
$35,493 - $60,007  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 74
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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.


Staff Accountants in Chicago with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $46K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $48K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $51K in this role. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $54K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

Experience Affects Staff Accountant in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%



National Average
$47,000


Skills That Affect Staff Accountant in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Tax Preparation
up arrow 16%

Auditing
up arrow 5%

General Ledger Accounting
up arrow 2%

Financial Reporting
up arrow 1%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 1%

Data Analysis
0%

National Average
$47,000

Quickbooks
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Dynamics GP
up arrow 2%

Accounts Payable
up arrow 3%

Bookkeeping
up arrow 3%

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 4%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 132 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

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