Staff Accountant Salary in Chicago, Illinois

Median pay for Staff Accountants in Chicago, Ill. lies in the neighborhood of $48K annually. Women Staff Accountants in Chicago who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. For the most part, Chicago Staff Accountants enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,041 - $60,283
(Median)
$38K
$48K
$60K
MEDIAN: $47,648
10%
50%
90%

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$13.54 - $25.69
(Median)
$14
$20
$26
MEDIAN: $19.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$38,041 - $60,283  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,022  
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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$36,288 - $61,226  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 448
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$13.54 - $25.69  
   
Overtime
$23.82 - $62.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,022  
   
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).
)
$36,288 - $61,226  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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.


For Staff Accountants in Chicago, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $47K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $49K. Chicago Staff Accountants claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $51K. 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 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%

Financial Reporting
0%

National Average
$48,000

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 91 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
60%
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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