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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

$141,572
Average $141,572
Low $82,785
High $242,106
Profit sharing
$22,500per year
Non-cash benefit
401(k)
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The average salary for a chief financial officer is $141,572 per year in the United States and $22,500 profit sharing per year.3.1k salaries reported, updated at September 13, 2022

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Top companies for Chief Financial Officers in United States

  1. Confidential Priviately-Held Company
    3.4star
    41 reviews57 salaries reported
    $231,507per year
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Highest paying cities for Chief Financial Officers near United States

  1. Los Angeles, CA
    $185,605 per year
    42 salaries reported
  2. Miami, FL
    $180,639 per year
    42 salaries reported
  3. New York, NY
    $171,902 per year
    102 salaries reported
  1. Washington, DC
    $168,591 per year
    42 salaries reported
  2. Houston, TX
    $160,280 per year
    17 salaries reported
  3. Denver, CO
    $154,993 per year
    51 salaries reported
  1. Portland, OR
    $154,619 per year
    26 salaries reported
  2. Atlanta, GA
    $133,457 per year
    23 salaries reported
  3. Phoenix, AZ
    $129,391 per year
    24 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
+23.74%salary

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

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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

16,880 job openings

Average $137,977 per year

Interim Chief Financial Officer

199 job openings

Average $108 per hour

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Common questions about salaries for a Chief Financial Officer

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