Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Salary (United States)

A Chief Financial Officer (CFO) earns an average salary of $117,815 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, Financial Modeling, and Senior Financial Management.
Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Total Pay (?
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$64,834 - $202,387
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MEDIAN: $117,815
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Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Total Pay (?
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$15.51 - $73.21
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National Salary Data

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$0$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$64,834 - $202,387  
   
Bonus
$984 - $62,020  
Profit Sharing
$1,980 - $30,392  
Commission
$0.00 - $34,645  
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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$64,803 - $244,212  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 9,073
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$15.51 - $73.21  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $78.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$984 - $62,020  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $34,645  
Profit Sharing
$1,980 - $30,392  
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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$64,803 - $244,212  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 9,073
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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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National Average
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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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Forecasting
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National Average
$125,000
Financial Reporting
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Gender
Female
32%
female alumni
 
Male
68%
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%
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