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Entry-Level Financial Controller Salary

An average Entry-Level Financial Controller can expect to take home roughly $63K annually. 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. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Women make up a slight majority of Entry-Level Financial Controllers (55 percent) survey respondents. Most Entry-Level Financial Controllers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over two-fifths. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$43,075 - $89,909
(Median)
$43K
$63K
$90K
MEDIAN: $63,002
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$12.85 - $34.67
(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
$43,075 - $89,909  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,340  
Profit Sharing
$490.68 - $9,827  
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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$41,467 - $95,131  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,393
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
$12.85 - $34.67  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $41.38  
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 - $12,340  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $3,091  
Profit Sharing
$490.68 - $9,827  
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).
)
$41,467 - $95,131  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 205

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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


With a pay rate for Entry-Level Financial Controllers that is 30 percent greater than the national average, Houston offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Entry-Level Financial Controllers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+28 percent), Los Angeles (+23 percent), New York (+21 percent), and Boston (+18 percent). With compensation 13 percent below the national average, Austin 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

Senior Financial Management
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Budgeting
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Budget Management
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General Ledger Accounting
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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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Microsoft Word
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Windows Operating System General Use
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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 579 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 16%
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