Wages for Chief Financial Officers with Budgeting skills are generous, with average pay above six figures ($108K) per year. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Chief Financial Officers with Budgeting skills. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a majority earn dental coverage. More than half of Chief Financial Officers with Budgeting skills (63 percent) survey respondents are men. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$70,349 - $189,199
MEDIAN: $108,411

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$70,349 - $189,199  
$974 - $49,068  
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$69,424 - $218,122  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 169

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Pay by Experience Level for Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $89K on average. It is reported that median compensation in the five-to-10 year group declines to approximately $82K. Experienced professionals who have spent one to two decades on the job can score lucrative paychecks that average out to $123K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $119K on average.

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Experience Affects Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.


37 %
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 6%