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Accountant salary in Chicago, IL

How much does an Accountant make in Chicago, IL?

Average base salary

above national average
Average $65,405
Low $46,260
High $92,472
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a accountant is $65,405 per year in Chicago, IL. 302 salaries reported, updated at September 20, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in Chicago, IL

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6 to 9 years
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Top companies for Accountants in Chicago, IL

  1. EY
    9,274 reviews5 salaries reported
    $74,368per year
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Highest paying cities for Accountants near Chicago, IL

  1. Downers Grove, IL
    $69,899 per year
    7 salaries reported
  2. Rosemont, IL
    $68,986 per year
    8 salaries reported
  3. Schaumburg, IL
    $66,961 per year
    27 salaries reported
  1. Chicago, IL
    $65,405 per year
    302 salaries reported
  2. Arlington Heights, IL
    $62,941 per year
    5 salaries reported
  3. Aurora, IL
    $57,433 per year
    13 salaries reported
  1. Peoria, IL
    $57,050 per year
    10 salaries reported
  2. Normal, IL
    $53,107 per year
    7 salaries reported
  3. Gurnee, IL
    $52,626 per year
    7 salaries reported
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Where can an Accountant earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Accountants

Top certifications
Certified Internal Auditor
Top skills
Regulatory Reporting
Top licenses

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33 jobs56
5 jobs6
8 jobs8
3 jobs3
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Most common benefits for Accountants

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • AD&D insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Profit sharing
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
  • Work from home
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 2,144 ratings

55% of Accountants in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in Chicago, IL?

Financial Accountant

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Average $72,534 per year

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Common questions about salaries for an Accountant

How can I know if I am being paid fairly as an accountant?

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What kind of accountants get paid the most?

Accountants that are paid most are:

  • Chief financial officer
  • Controller
  • Accounting director
  • Finance manager
  • Senior accountant
  • Tax accountant
  • Accounts payable specialist
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Do accountants make good income?

Yes, accountants can earn a good income due to the high demand. They can earn more money by taking a master’s degree.

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