Average Entry-Level Accountant with General Ledger Accounting Skills Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$51,447
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$850
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Accountant with General Ledger Accounting skills in Chicago, Illinois is $51,447.
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What Are Popular Skills for Accountants?

Skills that pay less than market rate include Financial Reporting, Bookkeeping, Microsoft Excel, Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Accountants?

An early career Accountant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $53,601 based on 75 salaries. A mid-career Accountant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $55,798 based on 25 salaries. An experienced Accountant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $58,326 based on 24 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $64,964.
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Years of Experience

This data is based on 138 survey responses.
Early Career
54.3%
Mid Career
18.1%
Experienced
17.4%
Late Career
10.1%