The average salary for an Entry-Level Assistant Controller is $60,654 per year.

$43,056 - $87,024
(Median)
$43K
$61K
$87K
MEDIAN: $60,653
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$12.80 - $28.47
(Median)
$13
$19
$28
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$43,056 - $87,024  
   
Bonus
$500 - $9,981  
Profit Sharing
$391.49 - $5,068  
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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$39,886 - $89,256  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 756
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.80 - $28.47  
   
Overtime
$17.62 - $42.56  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$500 - $9,981  
   
Profit Sharing
$391.49 - $5,068  
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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$39,886 - $89,256  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 109
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $60,322

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Assistant Controller Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Assistant Controller in Bethesda:
"Keep on Climbing."
Assistant Controller is the time to shine, as it can launch you directly into a Controller or even CFO position depending on the size of the company.

Assistant Controller in Wilmington:
"That the Construction market would improve."
Make sure to ask for a higher salary at hiring, because in the private construction industry, raises are not given out regularly, especially to women.

Assistant Controller in Atlanta:
"Experience is invaluable while your young... Intern, intern!"
Observe all the information you can....glean what you can from all the experiences good/bad as well as experiences that occur with other people.

Assistant Controller in Santa Barbara:
"Path to success."
To begin your accounting career, put in your time at a large corporation in their accounting pool (assuming you don't go to work directly for the Big 4). Learn everything you can for 2 years, then make the jump to Senior Accountant or Accounting Manager. Learn how to leverage and delegate for 2 years, then find a growing company that can use your honed skill set.

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Skills That Affect Assistant Controller Salaries

Financial Applications
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Budgeting
up arrow 6%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 4%

Financial Reporting
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Month-End Close
up arrow 1%

Cost Accounting
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National Average
$60,000

General Ledger Accounting
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Quickbooks
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Payroll Administration
up arrow 6%


Microsoft Office
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Word
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Human Resources
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 122 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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