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Financial controller salary in United States

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

Average base salary

Average $103,313
Low $69,859
High $152,787
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a financial controller is $103,313 per year in the United States. 4.1k salaries reported, updated at December 7, 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. REVO
    41 reviews5 salaries reported
    $140,416per year
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Highest paying cities for Financial Controllers near United States

  1. San Francisco, CA
    $143,860 per year
    25 salaries reported
  2. Denver, CO
    $117,019 per year
    41 salaries reported
  3. Brooklyn, NY
    $114,429 per year
    36 salaries reported
  1. Buffalo Grove, IL
    $106,945 per year
    7 salaries reported
  2. McKinney, TX
    $103,386 per year
    5 salaries reported
  3. Miami, FL
    $99,640 per year
    47 salaries reported
  1. Abilene, TX
    $86,397 per year
    5 salaries reported
  2. Pompano Beach, FL
    $84,627 per year
    6 salaries reported
  3. Pittsburgh, PA
    $73,177 per year
    7 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 skill

Management Experience(earn +29.54% more)

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 $103,313 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%

Top companies hiring Financial Controllers with the recommended skill

Freddie Mac
Health in Tech
JPMorgan Chase & Co
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Top certifications
Certified Management Accountant
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?


Job openings

Average $110,122 per year

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Common questions about salaries for a Financial Controller

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