Assistant Controller Salary

A little over a half of Assistant Controllers in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $46K to $112K per year, but median earnings come to around $71K per year. Overall cash earnings for Assistant Controllers stretch from $46K on the lower end to $112K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $15K from bonuses and $9K from profit sharing. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by geographic location, but the company and tenure are influential factors as well. Most Assistant Controllers like their work and job satisfaction is high. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Female Assistant Controllers survey participants are more prevalent than men — 65 percent of professionals. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$48,822 - $106,726
$49K
$71K
$110K
MEDIAN: $70,898
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$15.05 - $32.28
$15
$21
$32
MEDIAN: $21.35
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$0$112K
Salary $48,822 - $106,726
Bonus $521 - $14,965
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $9,192
Commission $12,142
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).
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$46,371 - $112,119
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,524
Hourly Data $0$45
Hourly Rate $15.05 - $32.28
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $22.54 - $45.49
Annual Data $0$112K
Bonus $521 - $14,965
Commission $12,142
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $9,192
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).
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$46,371 - $112,119
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 249

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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.

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Assistant Controller Tasks

  • Assist in the preparation and reporting of financial statements for an organization.
  • Review and edit statements to align with business requirements and industry standards.

Common Career Paths for Assistant Controller


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Assistant Controllers sometimes assume positions such as Chief Financial Officers. That role pays $123K per year on average. When Assistant Controllers are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Financial Controllers or Corporate Controllers. Those roles pay an additional $6K and $23K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Assistant Controller


Survey results imply that Assistant Controllers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Budgeting, Financial Analysis, Financial Reporting, and Financial Applications are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 7 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Human Resources, Accounts Receivable, and Quickbooks. Those familiar with Financial Analysis also tend to know Month-End Close.

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Controller

Pay by Experience for an Assistant Controller has a positive trend. An entry-level Assistant Controller with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 825 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Assistant Controller with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 1,043 salaries. An experienced Assistant Controller which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 1,086 salaries. An Assistant Controller with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 506 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $70,993

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Assistant Controllers, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 48 percent greater than the national average. Assistant Controllers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+32 percent), Los Angeles (+28 percent), New York (+27 percent), and Denver (+24 percent). Trailing the national average by 7 percent, Seattle is the market with the smallest paychecks.

Assistant Controller Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Assistant Controller?

Assistant Controller in Waterloo:
"Great Experience."
Pros: Something new to learn everyday. Working for a CFO and Controller is always going to allow me to learn something new.
Cons: Very repetitive. Most duties are the same every single month.

Assistant Controller in Boston:
"Closest Match to Small Business Controller."
Pros: Independence, Work from Home, Set my own scheduled (mostly), High level of responsibility.
Cons: Tax work, after hours requests/skypes.

Assistant Controller in Pembroke Pines:
"Office."
Pros: The flexibility, family orientated.
Cons: The long hours after work finishes.

Assistant Controller in Boulder:
"Fun."
Pros: Trainer, support the entire accounting team, diverse, good cooperative team.
Cons: W2 season!

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.

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Key Stats for Assistant Controller

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 459 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Assistant Controller Salaries

▲9%

▲8%

▲2%

National Average
$71,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect Assistant Controller Salaries

▲7%




Month-End Close
▼0%

National Average
$71,000

General Ledger Accounting
▼1%








▼13%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 459 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 12%
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