By Laurie Vicente, CSMP | December 16, 2019

CHICAGO, Illinois (Dec. 17, 2019)Brilliant™, an award-winning direct-hire, contract and consulting practice specializing in accounting, finance and information technology (IT), recently published its 2020 Salary Guides.

The compensation information included in the firm’s 2020 Salary Guides is based off thousands of assignments and placements made by the firm throughout the year, along with other proprietary data and market research.

According to Brilliant, salaries for accounting, finance and IT professionals are expected to increase by an average of 1.5% to 2.5% in the coming year. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports salaries for accounting and finance to grow between 6% to 16% by 2028. For IT, the U.S. agency is reporting an increase of 12% by 2028—much higher than the average of other occupations.

Brilliant President Kathy Spearing explains, “Employers need to stay updated on the current hiring trends within the accounting, finance and IT arenas so they can recruit and retain top talent. This includes understanding what the market is commanding for high-quality professionals.” She continues, “The accounting, finance and information technology professions continue to evolve at a rapid pace and remain in high demand.”

Brilliant released two Salary Guides for 2020—one for Accounting and Finance and one for IT. Both guides include salaries for positions at the entry-level through c-suite. These figures refer to base salaries and do not factor in bonuses or benefits.

New this year: Brilliant included an appendix with percentages of increase or decrease so the user can calculate salaries for any U.S. market in either guide.

Spearing concludes, “As a professional services provider, Brilliant is dedicated to keeping professionals updated with information affecting the hiring process. We anticipate an increase in salaries for accounting, finance and information technology professionals, across many job functions and levels, in 2020.”

Click here to download the 2020 Brilliant Salary Guides.


About Brilliant™

Brilliant is an award-winning direct-hire, contract and consulting practice specializing in accounting, finance and information technology for the Greater Chicago, South Florida and Dallas-Fort Worth labor markets. The firm represents high-quality accounting, finance and information technology professionals and matches them with hiring companies throughout all industries looking to hire talent for their teams or projects. Many of Brilliant’s team members include former hiring managers, and accounting and finance professionals from the Big 4 accounting firms, as well as other leading professionals in the industry. Since its inception in 2009, Brilliant has ranked on various lists including Forbes America’s Best Professional Recruiting Firms three years in a row including No. 2 in 2018, Forbes America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms in 2017, Crain’s Chicago Business Fast 50 for five straight years including No. 1 in 2015, Staffing Industry Analysts Fastest-Growing U.S. Staffing Firms for four straight years including No. 2 in 2015, ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing Talent for North America four years in a row, Inc. 5000, Best Places to Work South Florida in 2017 and 2019, 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® six consecutive years, and others. To learn more about Brilliant, visit, call 312.582.1800 or follow @BrilliantFS on social media.

Media Contact:
Laurie Vicente, CSMP
Senior Director of Marketing & Communications

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