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Cost Controller Salary (United States)

A Cost Controller earns an average salary of $71,818 per year. A skill in Cost Accounting is associated with high pay for this job.
Cost Controller Salary (?
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$46,214 - $121,198
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MEDIAN: $71,818
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Cost Controller Salary (?
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$16.11 - $44.70
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,214 - $121,198  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,873  
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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$41,982 - $121,198  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 63
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.11 - $44.70  
   
Overtime
$27.02 - $44.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,873  
   
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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$41,982 - $121,198  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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Job Description for Cost Controller

A cost controller's main duty is to track and control the costs associated with one or more of their employer's projects. On a day-to-day basis, they are responsible for tasks such as compiling monthly cost forecasts, tracking employee hours invested on a project, and verifying invoices issued by suppliers. They sometimes works as part of a larger team and sometimes operates alone.
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Cost Controller Tasks
  • Develop processes to automate data collection and to reduce expenses.
  • Generate cost reports, recommendations, and analysis of invoices.
  • Track and analyze cost activities, forecasting and budgeting to inform leadership.

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Experience Affects Cost Controller Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%
Experienced
up arrow 10%
Mid-Career
up arrow 7%
National Average
$68,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Skills That Affect Cost Controller Salaries

Cost Accounting
up arrow 15%
National Average
$68,000
Financial Analysis
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
56%
female alumni
 
Male
44%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 11%