How much does a Controller make in the United States?

6.4k salaries reported, updated at August 1, 2021
per year

The average salary for a controller is $95,096 per year in the United States.

Most common benefits

  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • 401(k) matching
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Most common benefits for Controllers

  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • 401(k) matching
  • Vision insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Commuter assistance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Life insurance
  • Referral program
  • Food provided
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Salary satisfaction

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64% of Controllers in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area

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