Accountant salary in Chicago, IL

How much does an Accountant make in Chicago, IL?

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The average salary for a accountant is $55,691 per year in Chicago, IL. 162 salaries reported, updated at January 20, 2022.

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Salaries by years of experience in Chicago, IL

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Highest paying cities for Accountants near Chicago, IL

  1. Arlington Heights, IL
    $65,949 per year
    5 salaries reported
  2. Rolling Meadows, IL
    $57,952 per year
    9 salaries reported
  3. Chicago, IL
    $55,691 per year
    162 salaries reported
  1. Des Plaines, IL
    $53,946 per year
    10 salaries reported
  2. Schaumburg, IL
    $52,862 per year
    22 salaries reported
  3. Itasca, IL
    $50,994 per year
    11 salaries reported
  1. Downers Grove, IL
    $50,428 per year
    7 salaries reported
  2. Aurora, IL
    $48,201 per year
    22 salaries reported
  3. Northbrook, IL
    $47,772 per year
    5 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

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

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33 jobs56
5 jobs6
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3 jobs3
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Most common benefits for Accountants

  • Food provided
  • Professional development assistance
  • Parental leave
  • Relocation assistance
  • Disability insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • 401(k) matching
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Life insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
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Salary satisfaction

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

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Common questions about salaries for an Accountant

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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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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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