Chief financial officer

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

Average base salary
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2k salaries reported, updated at Jul 02, 2020
$139,050
per year
The average salary for a chief financial officer is $139,050 per year in the United States and $20,000 profit sharing per year.
Additional compensation
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Profit sharing
$20,000
per year
Most common benefits
  • Retirement plan
  • Health insurance
  • Professional development assistance
  • Paid time off
  • Stock options

Where can a Chief Financial Officer earn more?

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Most common benefits for Chief Financial Officers

  • Retirement plan
  • Health insurance
  • Professional development assistance
  • Paid time off
  • Stock options
  • Dental insurance
  • 403(b)
  • Vision insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Relocation assistance
  • 401(k) matching
  • 401(k)

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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