Late-Career Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Salary

Late-Career Chief Financial Officers can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $146K per year on average. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $79K and $41K, respectively — total cash payment to Late-Career Chief Financial Officers can bottom out near $85K or peak near $290K depending on individual performance. Men make up the majority of Late-Career Chief Financial Officers (64 percent) survey respondents. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little over a half. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$81,685 - $238,824
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MEDIAN: $145,527
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$21.21 - $97.99
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Salary
$81,685 - $238,824  
   
Bonus
$2,951 - $78,760  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $40,733  
Commission
$4,913  
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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$84,964 - $289,594  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,845
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$21.21 - $97.99  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $95.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$2,951 - $78,760  
   
Commission
$4,913  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $40,733  
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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$84,964 - $289,594  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 47

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $156,013

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For Late-Career Chief Financial Officers, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Late-Career Chief Financial Officers will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+42 percent), Boston (+35 percent), Seattle (+29 percent), and Dallas (+26 percent). The lowest-paying market is San Diego, which sits 7 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Austin (7 percent less) and Portland (6 percent less).

Key Stats for Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 430 votes.
20 years or more
100%
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Skills That Affect Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Salaries

Leadership
▲29%

Financial Modeling
▲22%


National Average
$156,000

Operations Management
▼1%

Risk Management / Risk Control
▼2%


Forecasting
▼6%


▼10%

Cash Flow Management
▼13%


Budget Management
▼19%

Human Resources
▼19%

Budgeting
▼22%

General Ledger Accounting
▼30%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 430 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 9%
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