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Accountants and Auditors in Illinois

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Accountants and Auditors in Illinois

Is Illinois a good place for you to work as an Accountant or Auditor?

7.8% Jobs Projection
$71,470 Median Salary
5,510 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Accountants and Auditors in Illinois are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Accountants and Auditors in Illinois is growing faster than average.

  • Accountants and Auditors in Illinois earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Accountants and Auditors Work in Illinois?

53,280 people worked as Accountants and Auditors in 2018 in this state.

There were 51,250 Accountants and Auditors employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 2,030 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Accountants and Auditors in IL Employment Trend

The typical state has 13,650 Accountants and Auditors working in it, which means Illinois has more Accountants and Auditors than average.

Accountants and Auditors in IL vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Illinois

Jobs for Accountants and Auditors in this state are growing at a rate of 7.8% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 10.0%.

Job Projections for Accountants and Auditors: Nation vs. IL

Illinois Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 5,510 annual job openings, and 60,430 total jobs in 2026 for Accountants and Auditors in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 141,800 annual jobs and 1,537,600 total jobs in 2026.

What do Accountants and Auditors Make in Illinois?

In 2018 wages for Accountants and Auditors ranged from $45,120 to $125,340 with $71,470 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $21.69 to $60.26. The median hourly rate was $34.36.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $33.49 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.87.

The median salary in Illinois is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Accountants and Auditors Earnings: IL vs. National Average

Top Illinois Metros for Accountants and Auditors

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Accountants and Auditors.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 45,100 $73,450
St. Louis, MO-IL 12,760 $69,350
Springfield, IL 1,350 $66,090
Peoria, IL 1,330 $72,070
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 1,050 $63,650
Rockford, IL 580 $58,790
Champaign-Urbana, IL 560 $57,230
Bloomington, IL 530 $59,760
Carbondale-Marion, IL 320 $50,510
Decatur, IL 260 $62,540
Cape Girardeau, MO-IL 220 $56,790
Danville, IL 190 $55,080
Kankakee, IL 160 $60,400

Top States for Accountants and Auditors Employment

View the list below to see where most Accountants and Auditors work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 148,600 $75,690
Texas 115,270 $72,860
New York 110,780 $83,250
Florida 71,940 $62,270
Illinois 53,280 $71,470
Pennsylvania 51,720 $67,480
Ohio 45,670 $64,630
Virginia 41,230 $76,490
New Jersey 37,370 $81,190
Georgia 37,200 $68,870
Colorado 36,290 $72,940
Massachusetts 35,360 $74,890
Michigan 33,610 $65,850
North Carolina 33,020 $69,840
Washington 32,870 $70,600
Missouri 25,090 $63,640
Maryland 25,020 $74,030
Minnesota 22,960 $66,240
Wisconsin 22,610 $63,390
Indiana 20,100 $64,380

Below are the states where Accountants and Auditors get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $91,890
New York $83,250
New Jersey $81,190
Rhode Island $76,770
Virginia $76,490
Connecticut $76,450
California $75,690
Alaska $75,590
Massachusetts $74,890
Maryland $74,030


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