Entry-Level Corporate Controller Salary

An Entry-Level Corporate Controller earns an average salary of $69,754 per year.

$46,965 - $101,564
(Median)
$47K
$70K
$100K
MEDIAN: $69,754
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$12.91 - $33.26
(Median)
$13
$22
$33
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,965 - $101,564  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,246  
Profit Sharing
$976 - $10,000  
Commission
$1,750  
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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$46,017 - $110,972  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 773
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.91 - $33.26  
   
Overtime
$17.34 - $48.41  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,246  
   
Commission
$1,750  
Profit Sharing
$976 - $10,000  
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).
)
$46,017 - $110,972  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 42
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Corporate Controller Advice

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.

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Skills That Affect Corporate Controller Salaries

Senior Financial Management
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General Ledger Accounting
up arrow 6%

Forecasting
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Financial Reporting
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Budget Management
0%

National Average
$71,000

Financial Analysis
up arrow 1%

Budgeting
up arrow 1%

Human Resources
up arrow 2%

Tax Compliance
up arrow 2%

Payroll Administration
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Microsoft Excel
up arrow 5%

Accounts Payable
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Microsoft Office
up arrow 8%

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 9%

Quickbooks
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 155 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
medical benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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