Staff Accountant in Chicago, Illinois Salary

Chicago Staff Accountants take home an average $48K per year. Work is enjoyable for Staff Accountants in Chicago, Ill., who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. 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. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took 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, Ill. do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The average inexperienced worker earns $48K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $50K. Chicago Staff Accountants who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $51K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Staff Accountant generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $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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