A Cost Controller earns an average salary of $72,619 per year.
Cost Controller Total Pay (?
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$48,334 - $121,198
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73K
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120K
MEDIAN: $72,619
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Cost Controller Total Pay (?
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$15.21 - $118.36
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$48,334 - $121,198  
   
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$0.00 - $24,832  
Total Pay (?
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$41,888 - $129,808  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 54
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$15.21 - $118.36  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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Bonus
$0.00 - $24,832  
   
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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$41,888 - $129,808  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 54
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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.

Experience Affects Cost Controller Salaries

Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$71,000
Entry-Level
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Gender
Female
53%
female alumni
 
Male
47%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
20%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 12%
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