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Financial controller salary in United States

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

Average base salary

Estimated take-home pay: $84,123 
Average $98,747
Low $65,549
High $148,759
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a financial controller is $98,747 per year in the United States. 2.7k salaries reported, updated at January 27, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Less than 1 year
1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
More than 10 years
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Top companies for Financial Controllers in United States

  1. CPC International Apple
    6 reviews10 salaries reported
    $163,138per year
  2. $115,936per year
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Highest paying cities for Financial Controllers near United States

  1. New York, NY
    $127,422 per year
    89 salaries reported
  2. Houston, TX
    $119,885 per year
    86 salaries reported
  3. Los Angeles, CA
    $117,916 per year
    29 salaries reported
  1. Chicago, IL
    $105,782 per year
    30 salaries reported
  2. Miami, FL
    $103,530 per year
    30 salaries reported
  3. Dallas, TX
    $103,174 per year
    20 salaries reported
  1. Austin, TX
    $100,656 per year
    22 salaries reported
  2. Las Vegas, NV
    $94,775 per year
    20 salaries reported
  3. Bronx, NY
    $84,337 per year
    10 salaries reported
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Where can a Financial Controller earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Financial Controllers

Most recommended certification

Certified Management Accountant(earn +22.46% more)

The jobs requiring this certification have decrease by 34.91% since 2018. Financial Controllers with this certification earn +22.46% more than the average base salary, which is $98,747 per year.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this certificationChange from previous year
2012123increase by 123
2013273increase by 121.95%
2014406increase by 48.72%
2015281decrease by 30.79%
2016549increase by 95.37%
2017461decrease by 16.03%
2018719increase by 55.97%
2019468decrease by 34.91%

Top companies hiring Financial Controllers with the recommended certification

Beyond Yoga
Levi Strauss
Bridge Solutions Group
I Mab Biopharma
American Council
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Top skills
Top fields of study
Accounting Degree

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top SkillsSalaryJob openingsCompanies
2 jobs2
6 jobs22
34 jobs38
3 jobs3
131 jobs151
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Most common benefits for Financial Controllers

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance
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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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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?


16,398 job openings

Average $104,419 per year

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Common questions about salaries for a Financial Controller

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