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

2k salaries reported, updated at September 13, 2021
per year

The average salary for a financial controller is $87,637 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 certification

Certified Management Accountant

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 $87,637 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%

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More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

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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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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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