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Chief Financial Officer Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$268,884 (USD)

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Last updated: June 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Chief Financial Officer is $268,884 a year and $129 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Chief Financial Officer is between $169,322 and $430,281. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Chief Financial Officer. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Directs and coordinates company's financial affairs according to financial principles and government regulations.
  • Establishes major economic objectives and policies for the company.
  • Develops, directs and prepares financial analyses of operations for guidance of management.
  • Recommends changes and ideas to top management or Board of Directors in regard to policies and programs.
Chief Financial Officer Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Financial Managers

Job family population: 569,380

Estimated population of Chief Financial Officer jobs: 145,505

Rate of error: 0.6%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



About Chicago, Illinois

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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Chief Financial Officer Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Chief Financial Officer Needed
Jun 10
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CFO Controller
May 9
Lombard, IL, USA
Zing Professional Recruiting a Peoplelink Group Company
Great opportunity at a great company working with various industries in the specialty ingredients realm seeks experienced CFO with some cost accounting experience from a manufacturing environment.
Chief Operations Officer
Jun 17
Schaumburg, IL, USA
Responsibilities: · * Building financial projections, charts, and reports * Planning and ... Proven work experience as COO or similar role * Knowledge of organizational effectiveness and ...
CFO - multi unit healthcare services
Jun 20
Chicago, IL, USA
At least 3+ years at the CFO level. Company will relocate. Will be responsible for managing the accuracy and productivity of day-to-day activities of accounts payable, cash receipts and disbursements ...
Chief Operating Officer - COO
May 29
Chicago, IL, USA
United energy workers
Position Summary: The Chief Operating Officer is a leadership position responsible for the ... parameters and has financial and operations accountability. * Establishes a culture of ...
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