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Chief financial officer salary in United States

How much does a Chief Financial Officer make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $142,569
Low $85,539
High $237,622
Profit sharing
$22,500per year
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a chief financial officer is $142,569 per year in the United States and $22,500 profit sharing per year.3.2k salaries reported, updated at November 24, 2022

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Top companies for Chief Financial Officers in United States

  1. Confidential Priviately-Held Company
    42 reviews61 salaries reported
    $224,465per year
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Highest paying cities for Chief Financial Officers near United States

  1. Washington, DC
    $183,283 per year
    46 salaries reported
  2. Los Angeles, CA
    $178,558 per year
    42 salaries reported
  3. New York, NY
    $173,701 per year
    103 salaries reported
  1. Miami, FL
    $169,768 per year
    44 salaries reported
  2. Chicago, IL
    $160,919 per year
    31 salaries reported
  3. Denver, CO
    $157,259 per year
    53 salaries reported
  1. Philadelphia, PA
    $149,037 per year
    21 salaries reported
  2. Houston, TX
    $142,852 per year
    34 salaries reported
  3. San Antonio, TX
    $140,391 per year
    7 salaries reported
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Where can a Chief Financial Officer earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Chief Financial Officers

Top skills
Financial Analysis

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

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96 jobs105
16 jobs18
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Most common benefits for Chief Financial Officers

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 411 ratings

79% of Chief Financial Officers in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Vice President of Finance

14,612 job openings

Average $141,662 per year

Interim Chief Financial Officer

228 job openings

Average $106 per hour

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Common questions about salaries for a Chief Financial Officer

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