Comptroller (Financial) Salary

Comptrollers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with somewhere between two-thirds and three-fourths bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $67K annually on average but can range from $41K to $103K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $15K and $10K, respectively — total cash payment to Comptrollers can bottom out near $41K or peak near $103K depending on individual performance. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Some workers in this field — approximately one-fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by around half. Job satisfaction for Comptrollers is high. Female Comptrollers make up most of the survey respondents at 76 percent. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$43,308 - $103,095
$43K
$67K
$100K
MEDIAN: $66,966
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$14.95 - $34.25
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$0$103K
Salary $43,308 - $103,095
Bonus $291.87 - $15,456
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,067
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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$40,894 - $102,922
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 366
Hourly Data $0$57
Hourly Rate $14.95 - $34.25
Overtime $24.00 - $57.26
Annual Data $0$102K
Bonus $291.87 - $15,456
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,067
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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$40,894 - $102,922
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 50

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Job Description for Comptroller (Financial)

A comptroller holds a high-level management position overseeing a company's accounting policies and procedures. He or she ensures proper financial reporting in accordance with accounting policies, and this individual often analyzes various budgets and forecasts for accuracy as well. Additionally, the comptroller works with accounting managers to help ensure that all of a company’s procedures adhere to standard accounting practices. He or she may coordinate and perform regular audits for departments within their company to help maintain financial integrity and best practices.

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Comptroller (Financial) Tasks

  • Complete account invoices, process incoming and outgoing payments, and review payroll and benefits.
  • Handle an office's finances, prepare budgets, oversee accounts and statements, generate cost analysis reports, and perform analysis.
  • Create and maintain a government agency or office's financial policies, procedures, and reporting systems.
  • Ensure that financial records are kept accurately and according to both internal and government regulations.

Common Career Paths for Comptroller (Financial)


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Comptrollers who move on to become Chief Financial Officers may enjoy significant pay raises, as Chief Financial Officers get paid an average of $123K per year.

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Popular Skills for Comptroller (Financial)


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Financial Analysis, Financial Reporting, Accounting, and Human Resources are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include General Ledger Accounting, Accounts Receivable, and Payroll Tax Compliance. Most people experienced in Financial Analysis also know Accounts Payable.

Pay by Experience Level for Comptroller (Financial)

Pay by Experience for a Comptroller (Financial) has a positive trend. An entry-level Comptroller (Financial) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 94 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Comptroller (Financial) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 112 salaries. An experienced Comptroller (Financial) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 204 salaries. A Comptroller (Financial) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 146 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $66,449

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Comptrollers that is 73 percent greater than the national average, Washington offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Comptrollers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+50 percent), Dallas (+29 percent), Houston (+18 percent), and Miami (+9 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Comptrollers in Orlando earning a whopping 26 percent below the national average. Workers in Tallahassee and Birmingham earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (26 percent less and 19 percent less, respectively).

Comptroller (Financial) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Comptroller (Financial)?

Comptroller (Financial) in Goodlettsville:
"Very Stressful, demanding position."
Pros: Hours, Location and Paid Time off.
Cons: Salary.

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Key Stats for Comptroller (Financial)

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 88 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
35%
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Experience Affects Comptroller (Financial) Salaries

▲17%

▼0%

National Average
$66,000

▼1%

▼20%

Skills That Affect Comptroller (Financial) Salaries



National Average
$66,000

Accounting
▼8%






General Ledger Accounting
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 88 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
no benefits
None: 24%
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