Staff Accountants in Chicago pull down an average of $50K per year. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 57 percent. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Chicago Staff Accountants — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$39,729 - $61,120
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$50K
$61K
MEDIAN: $50,357
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$14.19 - $29.64
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MEDIAN: $21.44
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$39,729 - $61,120  
   
Bonus
$499.17 - $6,727  
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
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$39,382 - $63,544  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 241
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$14.19 - $29.64  
   
Overtime
$22.85 - $54.25  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$499.17 - $6,727  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
Total Pay (?
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$39,382 - $63,544  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 31

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About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,720,556
Male:
1,320,015 (48.5%)
Female:
1,400,541 (51.5%)
Chicago (/ʃᵻˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃᵻˈkɔːɡoʊ/), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research...
Chicago:
$50,702
Illinois:
$59,588
$985
Chicago:
$238,500
Illinois:
$180,300
6.3%

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Pay by Experience Level for Staff Accountant

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


Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $51K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $51K. Chicago Staff Accountants who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $53K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $52K.

Key Stats for Staff Accountant

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 40 votes.
068
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Staff Accountant Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 3%



National Average
$51,000

Skills That Affect Staff Accountant Salaries

Auditing
up arrow 13%

Tax Preparation
up arrow 4%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 3%

Data Analysis
up arrow 2%



Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Financial Reporting
0%

National Average
$51,000




Accounting
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 5%



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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