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Entry-Level Financial Controller Salary

Pay for Entry-Level Financial Controllers sits in the ballpark of $63K per year. Cash earnings for Entry-Level Financial Controllers — which occasionally include more than $12K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing — stretch from around $41K to approximately $95K. Residence and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Entry-Level Financial Controllers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 54 percent. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$42,650 - $89,701
(Median)
$43K
$63K
$90K
MEDIAN: $62,566
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90%

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$12.75 - $34.54
(Median)
$13
$20
$35
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
$42,650 - $89,701  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,222  
Profit Sharing
$491.32 - $9,846  
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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$41,300 - $94,893  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,361
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
$12.75 - $34.54  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $41.44  
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 - $12,222  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $3,091  
Profit Sharing
$491.32 - $9,846  
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).
)
$41,300 - $94,893  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 199

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Popular Employer Salaries for Entry-Level Financial Controller


Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $57K to just $76K — but Deloitte Consulting LLP offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $66K.

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 (+22 percent), and Washington (+19 percent). In Austin, salaries are 10 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

Financial Controller Advice

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

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.

Financial Controller in Phoenix:
"It's a Good Living But You Won't Get Rich."
Work for a large publicly traded company and network as much as possible.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Financial Controller Salaries

Senior Financial Management
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Financial Reporting
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Budgeting
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Budget Management
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National Average
$64,000

Financial Applications
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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General Ledger Accounting
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Windows Operating System General Use
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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 606 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 17%