Accountant and Auditor Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for accountants and auditors in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of accountants and auditors among Illinois metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Accountants and Auditors in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,570
25th Percentile Wage
$53,910
50th Percentile Wage
$69,670
75th Percentile Wage
$92,120
90th Percentile Wage
$124,700

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for accountants and auditors in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $124,700. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $69,670. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,570.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of accountants and auditors from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$69,670
3.73% 6.85%
2016
$67,070
2.80% -
2015
$65,190
-1.20% -
2014
$65,970
-0.24% -
2013
$66,130
1.86% -
2012
$64,900
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Accountants and Auditors in Illinois Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of accountants and auditors in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of accountants and auditors in state of Illinois ranges from $51,820 to $75,640. The highest paying area for accountants and auditors in Illinois is Springfield with a median annual salary of $75,640. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Peoria (mean annual salary $72,970). The lowest paying area is East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $51,820.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Springfield
$75,640
Peoria
$72,970
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$71,940
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$71,160
Decatur
$62,430
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$59,970
Rockford
$58,520
Kankakee-Bradley
$57,050
Danville
$56,750
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$56,450
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$56,070
Bloomington-Normal
$55,900
Champaign-Urbana
$54,500
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$51,820




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