Assistant Controller Salary (United States)

Assistant Controllers in the United States ordinarily take home approximately $65,192 annually. Pay begins at $42,522 on the low end and climbs to $101,633 per year near the top. Residency is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. The greater part report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Women account for the majority of Assistant Controllers—62 percent to be exact. Most Assistant Controllers report high levels of job satisfaction. This summary is derived from information collected in the PayScale salary survey.
Assistant Controller Salary (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$44,260 - $96,578
(Median)
44K
52K
65K
80K
97K
MEDIAN: $65,238
10%
25%
50%
75%
90%
Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px
Assistant Controller Salary (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$13.71 - $29.94
(Median)
14
20
25
30
MEDIAN: $19.00
10%
50%
75%
90%
Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data

 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,260 - $96,578  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,114  
Profit Sharing
$518 - $9,741  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$42,522 - $101,633  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,952
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.71 - $29.94  
   
Overtime
$18.30 - $49.03  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,114  
   
Profit Sharing
$518 - $9,741  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$42,522 - $101,633  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 256
Is Assistant Controller your job title? Get a personalized salary report!
Location:
Years in Field/Career:
Location:
Years in Field/Career:
United States (change)

Job Description for Assistant Controller

An assistant controller manages day-to-day accounts activities and often oversees any internal auditing. The assistant controller must have a good working knowledge of financial regulations to ensure that the finance department is working within those parameters. It is expected that the assistant controller is a good leader and manager, as they usually help develop their team and advise their superiors. Assistant controllers are responsible for the accuracy of data in accounts, and they must ensure that all of their counts maintain integrity. They also may be responsible for the budget and for allocating resources as necessary; this includes creating reports and overseeing the annual budget and presenting it to their superiors. The assistant controller will often report to the company’s chief executive officer or chief financial officers, in addition to other supervisors they may have.
Read More...
Assistant Controller Tasks
  • Review and edit statements to align with business requirements and industry standards.
  • Assist in the preparation and reporting of financial statements for an organization.

Common Career Paths for Assistant Controller

Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px   Copy and paste this HTML:
Additional career progression can lead to a hefty increase in pay for Assistant Controllers. At the upper end, those who move into a VP of Finance role can bring in an extra $71K per year. Assistant Controllers most often move into positions as Financial Controllers or Corporate Controllers, where they can expect an extra $11,634 or $26K per year.

Assistant Controller Job Listings

Search for more jobs:
job title / company
location

Popular Skills for Assistant Controller

Assistant Controllers seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Budgeting, Financial Analysis, Month-End Close, and Financial Applications are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 12 percent, 7 percent, 6 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Quickbooks, Accounts Payable, and Accounts Receivable. Most people who know Financial Analysis also know Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Controller

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
At career start, salaries are typically $55K, which grows to $67K after five to 10 years. After spending one to two decades on the job, pay usually hovers around $77K. For Assistant Controllers, two decades of experience in the field often means a drop in salary—average earnings fall to $71K. The majority of Assistant Controllers have only one to 10 years of practice in the field. Workers with 10 to 20 years make up the second biggest group followed by those with more than 20 years under their belt.

Pay Difference By Location

up arrow 33%
up arrow 26%
up arrow 26%
up arrow 17%
up arrow 13%
up arrow 11%
up arrow 6%
up arrow 6%
National Average
$65,000
Phoenix
up arrow 3%
up arrow 8%
Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
With a pay rate for Assistant Controllers that is 33 percent greater than the national average, Houston offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Other big spenders include San Francisco, New York, Dallas, and Los Angeles, top-paying cities where Assistant Controllers see paychecks higher than average (+32 percent, +26 percent, +26 percent, and +23 percent). Miami ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 8 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Salt Lake City (-7 percent) and Phoenix (-3 percent).

Assistant Controller Reviews

What is it like working as an Assistant Controller?
Assistant Controller in St. Charles:
Pros: Enjoy the work, the location and my co-workers.
Cons: Some weeks require 45 to 50 hours per week or longer at year end. At the current time, I also am responsible for benefit administration, including 401K and insurance.

Related Job Salaries

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid
Job Title:
Years in Field/Career:
Location:
United States (change)
- OR -

Experience Affects Assistant Controller Salaries

National Average
$65,000

Skills That Affect Assistant Controller Salaries

up arrow 12%
Financial Reporting
up arrow 4%
General Ledger Accounting
up arrow 3%
Microsoft Dynamics GP
up arrow 2%
National Average
$65,000
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%
Payroll Administration
up arrow 4%
Accounting
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied Image
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 767 votes.

Gender

Female
62%
female alumni
 
Male
38%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 13%