Chicago Staff Accountants take home an average $50K per year. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 54 percent. 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. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$39,624 - $61,462
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$61K
MEDIAN: $49,835
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$14.67 - $29.48
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$15
$21
$29
MEDIAN: $21.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$39,624 - $61,462  
   
Bonus
$495.28 - $6,872  
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
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$39,152 - $63,716  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 249
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$0$90$180$270
Hourly Rate
$14.67 - $29.48  
   
Overtime
$23.15 - $246.58  
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$0$180K$360K$540K
Bonus
$495.28 - $6,872  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
Total Pay (?
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$39,152 - $63,716  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 34

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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.


The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $50K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $51K. For Staff Accountants in Chicago, Ill., 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $54K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $52K by contrast.

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Experience Affects Staff Accountant Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 4%


National Average
$50,000


Skills That Affect Staff Accountant Salaries

Auditing
up arrow 13%

Tax Preparation
up arrow 3%

General Ledger Accounting
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Financial Analysis
0%

Data Analysis
0%

National Average
$50,000

Financial Reporting
up arrow 1%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Accounting
up arrow 2%

Bookkeeping
up arrow 3%

Quickbooks
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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