Cost Controller Salary

A Cost Controller earns an average salary of $69,632 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Financial Analysis and Cost Accounting.

$45,678 - $111,768
(Median)
$46K
$70K
$110K
MEDIAN: $69,631
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$17.45 - $40.50
(Median)
$17
$24
$40
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,678 - $111,768  
   
Bonus
$201.34 - $15,184  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
Total Pay (?
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$42,902 - $119,595  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 150
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.45 - $40.50  
   
Overtime
$22.50 - $54.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$201.34 - $15,184  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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).
)
$42,902 - $119,595  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 44
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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.

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Experience Affects Cost Controller Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$66,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Cost Controller Salaries

Financial Analysis
up arrow 12%


Accounting
up arrow 5%

National Average
$66,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 13%

SAP SAP Financial Accounting and Controlling (SAP FICO)
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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