Cost Controller Salary

A Cost Controller earns an average salary of $70,138 per year. A skill in Forecasting is associated with high pay for this job.

$45,234 - $106,439
$45K
$70K
$110K
MEDIAN: $70,138
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50%
90%

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$17.09 - $44.08
$17
$22
$44
MEDIAN: $22.39
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,234 - $106,439  
   
Bonus
$721 - $15,627  
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).
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$41,705 - $110,367  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 110
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.09 - $44.08  
   
Overtime
$26.18 - $65.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$721 - $15,627  
   
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).
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$41,705 - $110,367  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 23

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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

  • Track and analyze cost activities, forecasting and budgeting to inform leadership.
  • Generate cost reports, recommendations, and analysis of invoices.
  • Develop processes to automate data collection and to reduce expenses.

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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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Key Stats for Cost Controller

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Cost Controller Salaries

Experienced
▲14%

Late-Career
▲5%

National Average
$70,000

Entry-Level
▼11%

Mid-Career
▼13%

Skills That Affect Cost Controller Salaries

Forecasting
▲37%

Financial Analysis
▲9%

Financial Reporting
▲9%

Microsoft Excel
▲7%


National Average
$70,000

SAP SAP Financial Accounting and Controlling (SAP FICO)
▼19%

Accounting
▼26%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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