Assistant Controller (Financial) Salary (United States)

Earnings for Assistant Financial Controllers in the United States typically come in at around $63,173 annually. The range in pay spans from $40,800 to $100,735 per year. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. More than half of Assistant Financial Controllers (65 percent) are women. The majority of Assistant Financial Controllers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
Assistant Controller (Financial) Salary (?
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$43,247 - $93,421
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MEDIAN: $63,623
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Assistant Controller (Financial) Salary (?
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$13.04 - $34.74
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,247 - $93,421  
   
Bonus
$149.16 - $14,460  
Profit Sharing
$995 - $11,070  
Commission
$20.00 - $3,500  
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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$40,800 - $100,735  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,428
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.04 - $34.74  
   
Overtime
$17.75 - $37.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$149.16 - $14,460  
   
Commission
$20.00 - $3,500  
Profit Sharing
$995 - $11,070  
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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$40,800 - $100,735  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 153
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Job Description for Assistant Controller (Financial)

An assistant controller is responsible for managing the finances of an organization. Usually reporting to a controller, the assistant controller is part of a supervisory team that oversees an organization's accounting and bookkeeping. Assistant controllers are needed in any large organization that has a significant budget. Jobs for assistant controllers can be found in private industry, as well as in federal, state, and city governments, in hospitals and clinics, and in non-profit organizations.
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Assistant Controller (Financial) 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 (Financial)

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While not commonly seen, Assistant Financial Controllers who transition into a VP of Finance position may earn an additional $77K per year. However, becoming a Financial Controller or Assistant Controller is a more frequent transition for Assistant Financial Controllers.

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Popular Skills for Assistant Controller (Financial)

Survey respondents exploit a significant tool box of skills in their work. Financial Analysis and Financial Reporting are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 6 percent and 4 percent respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Accounts Receivable, Quickbooks, and Accounts Payable. Those familiar with Accounts Payable also tend to know Financial Reporting.

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Controller (Financial)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Starting out, salaries fall in the $53K range but grow to $67K after five to 10 years. Those who spend a decent amount of time in this profession—one to two decades—usually make about $71K. For Assistant Financial Controllers, two decades of experience in the field often means a drop in salary—average earnings fall to $64K. The majority of Assistant Financial 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

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National Average
$63,000
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Home to some of the best pay for Assistant Financial Controllers, New York offers exceptional salaries, 37 percent above the national average. Assistant Financial Controllers will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+21 percent) and Chicago (+13 percent).

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Experience Affects Assistant Controller (Financial) Salaries

National Average
$63,000

Skills That Affect Assistant Controller (Financial) Salaries

Financial Reporting
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Financial Applications
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Microsoft Excel
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$63,000
Microsoft Office
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Accounting
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
65%
female alumni
 
Male
35%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 12%
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