Entry-Level Corporate Controller Salary

An Entry-Level Corporate Controller earns an average salary of $72,119 per year. A skill in Senior Financial Management is associated with high pay for this job.

$50,086 - $108,952
$50K
$72K
$110K
MEDIAN: $72,119
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$12.72 - $30.64
$13
$22
$31
MEDIAN: $21.85
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,086 - $108,952  
   
Bonus
$986 - $18,306  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,304  
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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$50,107 - $116,263  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 470
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$12.72 - $30.64  
   
Overtime
$15.21 - $84.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$986 - $18,306  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,304  
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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$50,107 - $116,263  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 18

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Corporate Controller Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Corporate Controller in Nashville:
"Don't Get Old."
Do not let your company ignore you at annual review time just because they think you are 'too old' to find another job. Not all raises are merit based. The cost of living can eat away rapidly at what was previously a generous compensation package.

Corporate Controller in Las Vegas:
"Listen."
Just because you have reached a higher level in your career does not assure you know everything in your field. Listen; to everyone; your reports, higher ups, the janitor, everyone has something to teach you. Most importantly, listen to yourself... You may find flaws that need correcting.

Corporate Controller in Houston:
"How difficult cost accounting is."
You are going to have to self-educate in many areas of finance and accounting.

Corporate Controller in Kahului:
"Corporate Controller as a Career Path."
The job entails office work and can be somewhat dry and monotonous. It is definitely a grind with non-stop deadlines. A CPA credential is often times desired and an accounting degree is a must.

Corporate Controller in Carrollton:
"Work Smarter not Harder."
Don't be afraid to delegate. Hold people responsible for their assigned duties. Be fair in your evaluations and work ethic. Reward only when rewards are due. Make it your priority to know your employees so you can communicate to them in an effective manner.

Corporate Controller in Phoenix:
"It's a Good Living but you won't get rich."
Try to work for a large, publicly traded company and keep up to date with your networking.

Corporate Controller in Springboro:
"Audit Or Tax?"
Public accounting pushes one or the other. Try your best to get experience in both areas for well balance knowledge. Accounting helps you do your job, Tax helps you keep your boss and owners happy.

Key Stats for Corporate Controller

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 67 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
38%
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Skills That Affect Corporate Controller Salaries

Senior Financial Management
▲12%

Forecasting
▲7%

Budgeting
▲5%

Financial Analysis
▲1%

Financial Reporting
▼0%

General Ledger Accounting
▼0%

National Average
$74,000

Microsoft Excel
▼3%

Budget Management
▼3%

Tax Compliance
▼8%

Quickbooks
▼9%

Accounts Payable
▼10%

Accounts Receivable
▼11%

Payroll Administration
▼11%

Human Resources
▼11%

Microsoft Office
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 67 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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