Average Staff Accountant Salary in Chicago, Illinois

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The average salary for a Staff Accountant in Chicago, Illinois is $51,678.
MEDIAN $51,678
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$42k - $63k
$499 - $6k
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$400 - $7k
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$41k - $65k

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Job Description for Staff Accountant

Popular Employer Salaries for Staff Accountant

The top respondents for the job title Staff Accountant are from the companies Suzlon Wind Energy Corp, Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams and Jones Lang LaSalle. Reported salaries are highest at Suzlon Wind Energy Corp where the average pay is $67,496. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams, earning around $57,721. The Addison Group pays the lowest at around $47,054. Jones Lang LaSalle also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $51,165.

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Staff Accountant
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Popular Skills for Staff Accountant

Skills in General Ledger Accounting, Microsoft Excel and Financial Reporting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable.

Pay by Experience Level for Staff Accountant

An 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 $49,887 based on 46 salaries. An early career Staff Accountant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,267 based on 394 salaries. A mid-career Staff Accountant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $54,159 based on 92 salaries. An experienced Staff Accountant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $56,450 based on 51 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $55,107.
Employees with Staff Accountant in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 6.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (5.9% more) and Los Angeles, California (4.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (2.6% less) and Dallas, Texas (1.1% less).

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