Staff Accountant Salary in Chicago, Illinois

The average Chicago Staff Accountant can expect to rake in roughly $48K per year. Most Staff Accountants in Chicago, Ill. like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Women Chicago Staff Accountants who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$38,174 - $60,238

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$13.50 - $25.69

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$38,174 - $60,238  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,042  
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $2,449  
Total Pay (?
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$36,415 - $61,286  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 442
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$13.50 - $25.69  
   
Overtime
$23.99 - $62.08  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,042  
   
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $2,449  
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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$36,415 - $61,286  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 65
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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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $49K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $47K. Staff Accountants in Chicago claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $51K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Staff Accountants in Chicago, Ill. with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $55K.

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Experience Affects Staff Accountant in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%



National Average
$48,000


Skills That Affect Staff Accountant in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Tax Preparation
up arrow 16%

Auditing
up arrow 4%

General Ledger Accounting
up arrow 2%

National Average
$48,000

Financial Reporting
up arrow 1%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 1%

Data 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 6%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 6%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 88 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 10%
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