Each year, Brilliant produces its own proprietary Salary Guide outlining the expected base salaries slated for accounting and finance professionals in the coming year.

For 2022, Brilliant launched three separate salary guides:

2022 Salary Guides for Corporate Accounting & Finance

Midwest Market

This guide includes base salary information for entry-level through c-suite positions within the Greater Chicago area across nine categories including corporate accounting, corporate finance, financial systems, internal audit/SOX, tax, treasury, financial reporting, project management and operational accounting. Many roles are expected to increase on an average of 4%-7% over the salaries from 2021.

2022 Salary Guides for Corporate Accounting & Finance

Southeast Market

This guide covers similar categories as the Midwest accounting and finance version but for the Fort Lauderdale/Miami area with many of the roles, especially at the staff level, expected to increase significantly from this year—in some cases 10%-15% higher. The South Florida market continues to see a significant influx of new residents moving into the area from all parts of the U.S., Europe and Latin America.

2022 Salary Guides for Technology

Midwest Market

This guide covers base salaries from entry-level through c-suite positions across 10 categories including database administration; QA and testing; internet and e-commerce; networking and telecommunications; security; software development; technical services, help desk and support; administration; applications development; and consulting and systems integration. As tech trends shift due to the evolving workforce, the need for specialized technology experts grows.

To determine the salaries, Brilliant considered company size, experience level, certifications, demand of the role, proprietary research, market trends, and competitive analysis. Salaries are divided into three categories: low, mid and high ranges to take into account the various factors.

Salaries for other major U.S. cities outside of the Midwest and Southeast locations can be calculated with the information found in each guide's Appendix.

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