Accounting Schools
In River Forest, Illinois

The city of River Forest has 2 schools where accounting faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the accounting academic community in River Forest, and the future trends. Academia in accounting includes accounting training at the following levels:

  • Bachelors degree in Accounting
  • Masters degree in Accounting


Professional Trends

River Forest Vs. Illinois Accounting Employment

River Forest 86,500
Illinois 132,460

Exactly 86,500 of Illinois' 132,460 accounting professionals work in River Forest. Between 2006 and 2010, in River Forest, there has been a 25% decline in the number of accounting professionals. As the employment for accounting professionals in River Forest has decreased, overall employment in River Forest has increased.

River Forest Vs. Illinois Accounting employment growth

171,170 161,420 158,230 142,870 132,460
115,190 107,360 107,500 94,380 86,500
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Illinois
  • Dark Yellow: River Forest

Accounting VS. All professions salaries in River Forest

$48,713 $50,843 $49,782 $48,492 $48,728
$43,430 $45,710 $47,740 $48,910 $49,140
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Accounting in River Forest
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in River Forest

In River Forest, salaries for accounting professionals have increased. In 2010 an average salary of $48,728 per year was earned by accounting professionals in River Forest. Four years earlier in 2006, accounting professionals in River Forest made an average salary of $48,713 per year. This growth is slower than the salary trend for all careers in River Forest.

Salary percentiles for Accounting professionals in River Forest

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Accounting professionals make a median salary of $46,030 per year in River Forest. The difference in pay between the accounting professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 130%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $30,657 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $70,363 per year.

Average Salaries for Accounting professionals and related professions in River Forest

Forensic Accounting
Business Administration
Small Business

Accounting professional salaries in River Forest are, on average, lower than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Accounting schools in River Forest


There are 2 accredited accounting schools in the city. Many of River Forest's accounting professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Accounting Programs Offered In River Forest


There are a total of 3 degree and certificate programs in accounting offered by River Forest's accounting schools.

Student Completed Accounting Degrees In River Forest


Approximately 33 students graduated from accounting courses in 2010.

Accounting Faculty Salaries in River Forest, Illinois

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