Finance Officer Salary

Average Finance Officers in the United States make around $54K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Finance Officers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just over a fifth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by more than half.

$31,605 - $101,033
$32K
$54K
$100K
MEDIAN: $54,227
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$11.75 - $28.06
$12
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$28
MEDIAN: $18.75
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$31,605 - $101,033  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $30,304  
Profit Sharing
$1,250  
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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$31,096 - $102,334  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 126
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.75 - $28.06  
   
Overtime
$31.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$-0.49 - $30,304  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,250  
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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$31,096 - $102,334  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 24

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Job Description for Finance Officer

Finance officers are executives who handle financial issues and decisions in a company. They may oversee accounting departments, review reports, and create budgets. Financial officers also may supervise spending, which can include investments and cash management; they may be responsible for preparing financial statements while maintaining compliance with state and federal government regulations. Managing an internal audit and reporting findings, as well as making recommendations based on that audit, is often part of the duties of a finance officer.

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Finance Officer Tasks

  • Coordinate financial record-keeping and oversee the development of yearly budgets.
  • Provide financial guidance and management expertise related to company operations and financial strategy
  • Supervise investment strategies, direct financial resources, and manage company assets.
  • Ensure that accounting, budget and audit controls and systems are in compliance with State, Federal and local rules and regulations.

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Pay by Experience Level for Finance Officer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Finance Officers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $47K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $51K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $62K in this role. Finance Officers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $63K.

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Key Stats for Finance Officer

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Finance Officer Salaries

Late-Career
▲21%

Experienced
▲20%

National Average
$52,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼10%

Skills That Affect Finance Officer Salaries

Senior Financial Management
▲95%

General Ledger Accounting
▲24%

Financial Reporting
▲24%

▲17%

Financial Analysis
▲4%

National Average
$52,000

Microsoft Excel
▼8%

Intuit QuickBooks
▼41%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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