Entry-Level Financial Controller Salary

Average Entry-Level Financial Controllers make around $63K per year. Total cash earnings of Entry-Level Financial Controllers range from $41K on the low end to $96K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $12K and $10K, respectively. Geography and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Women Entry-Level Financial Controllers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$43,231 - $90,494
(Median)
$43K
$63K
$90K
MEDIAN: $63,416
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$12.99 - $34.49
(Median)
$13
$20
$34
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$43,231 - $90,494  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,446  
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $9,864  
Commission
$0.00 - $3,091  
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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$41,364 - $95,621  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,382
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.99 - $34.49  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $41.10  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,446  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $3,091  
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $9,864  
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).
)
$41,364 - $95,621  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 208
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Pay for Entry-Level Financial Controllers is the lowest at Deloitte Consulting LLP, which has a median salary of $66K. In addition, there's little room to grow there, with salaries maxing out at $76K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Entry-Level Financial Controllers, busy Houston offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 30 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Financial Controllers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+29 percent), Los Angeles (+24 percent), New York (+21 percent), and Washington (+18 percent). With compensation 7 percent below the national average, Phoenix is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

Financial Controller Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Financial Controller in Santa Cruz:
"The devil is in the details!"
Get to know excel, it will become your best friend. I could not do my job without my extensive knowledge of excel and the various applications. Also, listen to what people need from you...particularly the details. Also communicate and be quick to follow up. Be clear about your expectations and when you go above and beyond, make sure the upper management makes a note of it.

Financial Controller in Columbus:
"Continue to Grow and Learn."
Always continue to improve your knowledge and skills. Always make sure you are valuable to your current employer and marketable to future employers. Make sure you also provide balance in your life. We work to live, not live to work.

Financial Controller in Las Vegas:
"How to read the economy."
Watch the cycles of the economy & how they effect business. Use technology to it's fullest. Build your team to function as one.

Financial Controller in San Luis Obispo:
Get your systems and controls in order. Make sure your staff understand the importance of their work including timing and detail.

Financial Controller in Atlanta:
"More responsibilities than when initially hired."
Many deadlines when you are responsible for all aspects of accounting; high stress but rewarding job.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Financial Controller Salaries

Financial Reporting
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Financial Analysis
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Budgeting
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Budget Management
0%

General Ledger Accounting
0%

National Average
$64,000

Financial Applications
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Human Resources
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Microsoft Word
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Quickbooks
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Payroll Administration
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 545 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 16%
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