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Staff Accountant Salary in Chicago, Illinois

Staff Accountants in Chicago take home an average $47K per year. Total cash earnings of Chicago Staff Accountants range from $36K on the low end to $61K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $5K and $4K, respectively. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Staff Accountants in Chicago, Ill., who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 53 percent. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$37,499 - $59,935
(Median)
$37K
$47K
$60K
MEDIAN: $47,443
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$12.67 - $25.39
(Median)
$13
$19
$25
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$37,499 - $59,935  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,019  
Profit Sharing
$9.14 - $4,041  
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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$35,908 - $60,626  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 445
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$12.67 - $25.39  
   
Overtime
$23.09 - $62.92  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,019  
   
Profit Sharing
$9.14 - $4,041  
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).
)
$35,908 - $60,626  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 67

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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.


Chicago Staff Accountants do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $46K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $49K. For Staff Accountants in Chicago, Ill., 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $52K. As Staff Accountants in Chicago reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $55K.

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Experience Affects Staff Accountant in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%



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 2%

Data Analysis
0%

National Average
$48,000

Financial Reporting
up arrow 1%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Dynamics GP
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Accounts Payable
up arrow 4%

Bookkeeping
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 107 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
17%
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: 11%
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