Average Entry-level Staff Accountant Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$50,565
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The average salary for an Entry-level Staff Accountant in Chicago, Illinois is $50,565.
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$38k
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$51k
90%
$61k
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Job Description for Entry-level Staff Accountant

Entry-level Staff Accountant Tasks
  • Prepare financial reports for staff accountants or accounting managers to analyze and use for decision making.
  • Assist with the preparation and development of key financial reports.
  • Work with other financial and organizational staff to assure compliance with internal and external accounting practices.

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Popular Skills for Entry-level Staff Accountant

Skills in Microsoft Excel, Intuit QuickBooks, Microsoft Office, Bookkeeping and Accounts Payable are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Entry-level Staff Accountant

An entry-level Entry-level Staff Accountant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $54,000 based on 9 salaries. An early career Entry-level Staff Accountant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,534 based on 14 salaries.
Employees with Entry-level Staff Accountant in their job title in Detroit, Michigan earn an average of 3.6% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (12.8% less), Dallas, Texas (11.4% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (8.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 23 survey responses.
Entry Level
39.1%
Early Career
60.9%

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