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Cost Controller Salary

A Cost Controller earns an average salary of $68,726 per year. A skill in Cost Accounting is associated with high pay for this job.

$44,373 - $106,455
(Median)
$44K
$69K
$110K
MEDIAN: $68,726
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$16.99 - $44.70
(Median)
$17
$23
$45
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,373 - $106,455  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,170  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $9,500  
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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$41,390 - $113,604  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 105
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.99 - $44.70  
   
Overtime
$22.65 - $49.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,170  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $9,500  
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).
)
$41,390 - $113,604  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 30

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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

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 22%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$63,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Cost Controller Salaries

Cost Accounting
up arrow 19%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 7%

National Average
$63,000

SAP SAP Financial Accounting and Controlling (SAP FICO)
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 13%