Cleveland Financial Controllers with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent just under two-thirds of Financial Controllers in Cleveland. Salaries average out to around $78K annually and spread from $53K to $116K per year. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, slightly less than a fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by roughly one-half. Women Financial Controllers in Cleveland, Ohio who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Male Cleveland Financial Controllers are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 50 percent of the field. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Financial Controllers in Cleveland. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$59,867 - $107,508
MEDIAN: $78,137

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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 38

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About Cleveland, Ohio

Cuyahoga County, Ohio
186,436 (48.0%)
201,623 (52.0%)
Cleveland (/ˈkliːvlənd/ KLEEV-lənd) is a city in the U.S. state of Ohio and the county seat of Cuyahoga County, the most populous county in the state. The city is located on the southern shore of Lake Erie, approximately 60 miles (100 kilometers) west of the Pennsylvania border. It was founded in 1796 near the mouth of the Cuyahoga River, and became a manufacturing center owing to its location on the lake shore, as well as being connected to numerous canals and railroad lines. Cleveland's economy has diversified sectors that include manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, and biomedical. Cleveland is also home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. As of the 2013 Census Estimate, the city proper had a total population of 390,113, making Cleveland the 48th largest city in the United States, and the second-largest city in Ohio after Columbus. Greater Cleveland, the Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area, ranked 29th...

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Pay by Experience Level for Financial Controller

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

Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $73K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience report earning less ($70K) on average. Financial Controllers in Cleveland, Ohio claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $83K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $89K on average.

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Experience Affects Financial Controller Salaries

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Skills That Affect Financial Controller Salaries

Financial Reporting
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Senior Financial Management
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Microsoft Excel

National Average

Budget Management
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Accounts Receivable
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Financial Analysis
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General Ledger Accounting
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Cost Accounting
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Accounts Payable
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.


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Years of Experience

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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
medical benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 23%