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Controller salary in United States

How much does a Controller make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $109,258
Low $74,000
High $161,315
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a controller is $109,258 per year in the United States. 18.5k salaries reported, updated at September 29, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
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Top companies for Controllers in United States

  1. Ohio Truck Sales
    26 reviews51 salaries reported
    $149,668per year
  2. $144,060per year
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Highest paying cities for Controllers near United States

  1. New York, NY
    $135,613 per year
    524 salaries reported
  2. Los Angeles, CA
    $133,079 per year
    247 salaries reported
  3. Boston, MA
    $132,922 per year
    151 salaries reported
  1. Dallas, TX
    $124,390 per year
    275 salaries reported
  2. San Diego, CA
    $120,940 per year
    135 salaries reported
  3. Miami, FL
    $116,663 per year
    170 salaries reported
  1. Atlanta, GA
    $112,248 per year
    193 salaries reported
  2. Las Vegas, NV
    $108,949 per year
    104 salaries reported
  3. Houston, TX
    $108,713 per year
    219 salaries reported
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Where can a Controller earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Controllers

Top licenses
FINRA License
Top skills
Financial Acumen
Top fields of study
Finance Degree

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Most common benefits for Controllers

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Profit sharing
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 1,185 ratings

64% of Controllers 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?

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Average $102,732 per year

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Common questions about salaries for a Controller

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