Financial Controller salary in United States

How much does a Financial Controller make in the United States?

2k salaries reported, updated at September 18, 2021
$87,504
per year

The average salary for a financial controller is $87,504 per year in the United States.

Most common benefits

  • Paid time off
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Health insurance
  • 401(k)
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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for financial controllers

Most recommended skill

Management Experience

The jobs requiring this skill have decrease by 8.47% since 2018. Financial Controllers with this skill earn +29.54% more than the average base salary, which is $87,504 per year.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this skillChange from previous year
201228increase by 28
201344increase by 57.14%
2014192increase by 336.36%
201591decrease by 52.60%
201683decrease by 8.79%
2017130increase by 56.63%
2018189increase by 45.38%
2019173decrease by 8.47%

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More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

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ERP Systems
+17.63%
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Tableau
+74.93%
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+13.59%
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Information tooltip for top certifications.Top certificationsCertified Management Accountant+22.46%salary
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Certified Management Accountant
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Accounting Degree
+8.03%
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Most common benefits for Financial Controllers

  • Paid time off
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Health insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Life insurance
  • Work from home
  • Disability insurance
  • 401(k) matching
  • Paid jury duty
  • Flexible spending account
  • Professional development assistance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 284 ratings

74% of Financial controllers in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area

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