A Cost Controller earns an average salary of $68,125 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Forecasting, Financial Analysis, Financial Reporting, Microsoft Excel, and Cost Accounting.

$42,805 - $107,599
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$43K
$68K
$110K
MEDIAN: $68,125
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$17.41 - $43.11
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$17
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$43
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$42,805 - $107,599  
   
Bonus
$970 - $15,412  
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
Total Pay (?
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$41,087 - $116,399  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 124
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.41 - $43.11  
   
Overtime
$26.18 - $61.26  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$970 - $15,412  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
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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$41,087 - $116,399  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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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

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Experience Affects Cost Controller Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 33%

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$65,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Cost Controller Salaries

Forecasting
up arrow 47%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 17%

Financial Reporting
up arrow 17%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 15%


National Average
$65,000

SAP SAP Financial Accounting and Controlling (SAP FICO)
up arrow 13%

Accounting
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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