Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Staff Accountants in Chicago with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $46K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $48K. 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 $54K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.