On average, Seattle Chief Financial Officers earn six-figure salaries ($135K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Male Chief Financial Officers in Seattle are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Chief Financial Officers in Seattle, Wash., who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$97,474 - $259,116
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MEDIAN: $135,297
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About Seattle, Washington

King County, Washington
684,443
Male:
345,659 (50.5%)
Female:
338,784 (49.5%)
Seattle (/siˈætəl/) is a seaport city on the west coast of the United States and the seat of King County, Washington. With an estimated 684,451 residents as of 2015, Seattle is the largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America. As of 2015, it is estimated to be the 18th largest city in the United States. In July 2013, it was the fastest-growing major city in the United States and remained in the Top 5 in May 2015 with an annual growth rate of 2.1%. The Seattle metropolitan area is the 15th largest metropolitan area in the United States with over 3.7 million inhabitants. The city is situated on an isthmus between Puget Sound (an inlet of the Pacific Ocean) and Lake Washington, about 100 miles (160 km) south of the Canada–United States border. A major gateway for trade with Asia, Seattle is the...
Seattle:
$80,349
Washington:
$64,129
$1,356
Seattle:
$530,900
Washington:
$284,000
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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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Salaries can reach six figures almost right off the bat; beginning workers who have less than five years' experience bring in a median of $123K per year. Chief Financial Officers in Seattle bring in $136K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $202K on average.

Key Stats for Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
048
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
48%
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Experience Affects Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%

National Average
$153,000

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 16%

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Salaries

National Average
$153,000

Senior Financial Management
up arrow 14%

Financial Reporting
up arrow 15%

Budget Management
up arrow 16%

Operations Management
up arrow 17%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
48%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 77%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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