Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with Accounting Skills Salary

On average, Chief Financial Officers with Accounting skills earn six-figure salaries ($121K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Cash earnings for Chief Financial Officers with Accounting skills — which occasionally include more than $51K from bonuses and more than $25K from profit sharing — stretch from around $59K to approximately $234K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Men make up a slight majority of Chief Financial Officers with Accounting skills (58 percent) who responded to the survey. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Chief Financial Officers with Accounting skills. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$59,641 - $201,086
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$120K
$200K
MEDIAN: $121,085
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$17.94 - $74.55
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MEDIAN: $22.75
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$59,641 - $201,086  
   
Bonus
$1,023 - $50,960  
Profit Sharing
$721 - $25,083  
Commission
$12,175  
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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$58,614 - $234,082  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 416
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$17.94 - $74.55  
   
Overtime
$28.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1,023 - $50,960  
   
Commission
$12,175  
Profit Sharing
$721 - $25,083  
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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$58,614 - $234,082  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 16

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Pay by Experience Level for Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Pay by Experience for a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) has a positive trend. An entry-level Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 52 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $102,000 based on 85 salaries. An experienced Chief Financial Officer (CFO) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $131,000 based on 167 salaries. A Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $141,000 based on 196 salaries.

Key Stats for Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 89 votes.
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
50%
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Experience Affects Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Salaries

▲11%

Experienced
▲3%

National Average
$127,000

Mid-Career
▼20%

Entry-Level
▼37%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 89 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
50%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 11%
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