Entry-Level Financial Controller Salary

Pay for Entry-Level Financial Controllers sits in the ballpark of $63K per year. Total cash compensation for Entry-Level Financial Controllers runs from $42K to $96K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $12K and profit sharing that can reach almost $10K. Geographic location and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Entry-Level Financial Controllers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women Entry-Level Financial Controllers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a majority earn dental coverage. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$43,290 - $90,604

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$12.93 - $34.65

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$43,290 - $90,604  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,446  
Profit Sharing
$480.47 - $9,881  
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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$41,546 - $95,901  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,388
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.93 - $34.65  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $41.10  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,446  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $3,091  
Profit Sharing
$480.47 - $9,881  
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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$41,546 - $95,901  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 204
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Popular Employer Salaries for Entry-Level Financial Controller


The lowest salaries can be found at Deloitte Consulting LLP — median pay is $66K — and there is little variation in compensation, with paychecks starting at $57K and only reaching $76K.

Pay Difference by Location


Entry-Level Financial Controllers will find that Seattle offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 31 percent. Entry-Level Financial Controllers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+30 percent), Los Angeles (+24 percent), New York (+20 percent), and Washington (+18 percent). With compensation 9 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
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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 526 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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