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Accounting Schools
In Chicago, Illinois

Accounting faculty can choose to work at one of 23 accounting schools in Chicago. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the accounting academic community in Chicago, and the future trends. Academia in accounting includes accounting training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Chicago Vs. Illinois Accounting Employment

Chicago 86,500
Illinois 132,460

Of the 132,460 accounting professionals employed in Illinois, 86,500 work in Chicago. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of accounting professionals in Chicago has shrunk by 25%. As the employment for accounting professionals in Chicago has decreased, overall employment in Chicago has increased.

Chicago 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: Chicago

Accounting VS. All professions salaries in Chicago

$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 Chicago
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Chicago

As the number of accounting professionals in Chicago has shrunk, salaries for accounting professionals have increased. Chicago accounting professionals made $48,728 per year, on average, in 2010. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for accounting professionals in Chicago was $48,713 per year. This growth is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Chicago.

Salary percentiles for Accounting professionals in Chicago

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

Chicago accounting professionals earn a median yearly salary of $46,030. 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 Chicago

Forensic Accounting
Business Administration
Small Business

On average accounting professional salaries in Chicago are lower than salaries earned by their professional counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Accounting schools in Chicago


Many of Chicago's accounting professionals are graduates of one of the 23 accredited accounting schools in the city.

Accounting Programs Offered In Chicago


There are a total of 37 degree and certificate programs in accounting offered by Chicago's accounting schools.

Student Completed Accounting Degrees In Chicago


Approximately 1,506 students graduated from accounting courses in 2010.

Accounting Faculty Salaries in Chicago, Illinois

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