Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Salary (United States)

A Chief Financial Officer (CFO) earns an average salary of $117,841 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Strategic Planning and Financial Modeling.
Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Salary (?
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$64,863 - $201,898
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MEDIAN: $117,840
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Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Salary (?
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$15.38 - $71.75
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MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$64,863 - $201,898  
   
Bonus
$753 - $60,922  
Profit Sharing
$1,951 - $30,482  
Commission
$0.00 - $30,913  
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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$64,889 - $242,664  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 8,622
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$15.38 - $71.75  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $76.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$753 - $60,922  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $30,913  
Profit Sharing
$1,951 - $30,482  
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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$64,889 - $242,664  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 225
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Job Description for Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is a top executive position among all businesses in which the position is incorporated. CFOs are the head in almost all financial decisions within a business and they only report to CEOs of the company. A company's success relies heavily on the wherewithal and business savvy of the CFO.
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Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Tasks
  • Provide leadership and coordination in the administrative, business planning, accounting and budgeting efforts of the company.
  • Prepare or direct preparation of financial statements, business activity reports, financial position forecasts, annual budgets, and/or reports required by regulatory agencies.
  • Develop internal control policies, guidelines, and procedures for activities such as budget administration, cash and credit management, and accounting.

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Pay Difference By Location

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Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Reviews

What is it like working as a Chief Financial Officer (CFO)?
Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in Boise:
"Love It."
Pros: There's usually a right way and a wrong way to do most tasks.
Cons: The workload is enormous most of it is thankless non glamorous.

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Experience Affects Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Salaries

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$125,000

Skills That Affect Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Salaries

Strategic Planning
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$125,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 2671 votes.

Gender

Female
33%
female alumni
 
Male
67%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
48%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 11%