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Cost Controller Salary

The average salary for a Cost Controller is $71,516 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. A skill in Cost Accounting is associated with high pay for this job.
$45,540 - $111,761
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $71,516
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$16.66 - $34.72
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$45,540 - $111,761  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,261  
Total Pay (?
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$40,818 - $110,183  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 72
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.66 - $34.72  
   
Overtime
$27.50 - $44.22  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,261  
   
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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$40,818 - $110,183  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 26
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Cost Controller

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Cost Controller Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$65,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Cost Controller Salaries

Cost Accounting
up arrow 19%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 4%

National Average
$65,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 12%