Salaries for Late-Career Chief Financial Officers are generous, with average pay above six figures ($144K) per year. Cash earnings for Late-Career Chief Financial Officers — which occasionally include more than $78K from bonuses and more than $49K from profit sharing — stretch from around $84K to approximately $284K. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 65 percent of Late-Career Chief Financial Officers are male. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$81,412 - $235,498
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MEDIAN: $143,608
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$20.89 - $89.36
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Salary
$81,412 - $235,498  
   
Bonus
$2,910 - $77,940  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $48,906  
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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$83,648 - $283,742  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,778
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$20.89 - $89.36  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $95.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$2,910 - $77,940  
   
Commission
$4,913  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $48,906  
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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$83,648 - $283,742  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 45

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $153,996

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For those looking to make money, Late-Career Chief Financial Officers in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 59 percent above the national average. Late-Career Chief Financial Officers will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+34 percent), Boston (+32 percent), Seattle (+31 percent), and Los Angeles (+29 percent). Portland is the lowest-paying area, 15 percent south of the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Austin (6 percent less) and San Diego (5 percent less).

Key Stats for Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 400 votes.
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20 years or more
100%
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Skills That Affect Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Salaries

Leadership
up arrow 31%

Financial Modeling
up arrow 22%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 20%

Risk Management / Risk Control
up arrow 3%

National Average
$154,000


Operations Management
up arrow 1%


Forecasting
up arrow 6%


Cash Flow Management
up arrow 11%


Budget Management
up arrow 18%

Human Resources
up arrow 18%

Budgeting
up arrow 20%

General Ledger Accounting
up arrow 28%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 400 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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