Staff Accountant Salary in Chicago, Illinois

An average Chicago Staff Accountant can expect to take home roughly $48K per year. Women Chicago Staff Accountants who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little more than half. Most Staff Accountants in Chicago, Ill. like their work and job satisfaction is high. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,026 - $60,086
(Median)
$38K
$48K
$60K
MEDIAN: $47,555
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50%
90%

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$13.54 - $25.69
(Median)
$14
$20
$26
MEDIAN: $19.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$38,026 - $60,086  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,024  
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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$36,263 - $61,019  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 447
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$13.54 - $25.69  
   
Overtime
$23.67 - $63.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,024  
   
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).
)
$36,263 - $61,019  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 66
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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 does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $47K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $49K on average. 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 $55K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Staff Accountant in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%



National Average
$48,000


Skills That Affect Staff Accountant in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Tax Preparation
up arrow 16%

Auditing
up arrow 5%

General Ledger Accounting
up arrow 3%

Financial Reporting
0%

Financial Analysis
0%

Data Analysis
0%

National Average
$48,000

Microsoft Dynamics GP
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Accounts Payable
up arrow 4%

Accounts Receivable
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 93 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

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: 87% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 10%
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