Get a Salary Report for



- Compare Your Salary
- Evaluate a Job Offer


- Price a New Hire
- Give a Raise



- Benchmark Jobs
- Create a Comp Plan

Entry-Level Financial Controller Salary (United States)

Entry-Level Financial Controllers can expect to earn an average of $62K per year. In the world of Entry-Level Financial Controllers, overall income ranges from $41K near the bottom to $94K at the top; this can include more than $12K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. A solid majority enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than two-fifths. Women Entry-Level Financial Controllers just slightly outnumber men. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The figures in this overview are derived from responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Entry-Level Financial Controller Salary (?
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.
)
$41,531 - $88,754
(Median)
42K
50K
62K
75K
89K
MEDIAN: $61,706
10%
25%
50%
75%
90%
Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px
Entry-Level Financial Controller Salary (?
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.
)
$13.43 - $30.96
(Median)
13
20
25
31
MEDIAN: $19.00
10%
50%
75%
90%
Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

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.
)
$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$41,531 - $88,754  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,938  
Profit Sharing
$789 - $9,899  
Commission
$0.00 - $4,055  
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).
)
$40,543 - $93,687  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,442
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.
)
$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.43 - $30.96  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $42.75  
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 - $11,938  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $4,055  
Profit Sharing
$789 - $9,899  
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).
)
$40,543 - $93,687  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 207
Is Financial Controller your job title? Get a personalized salary report!
Location:
Years in Field/Career:
Location:
Years in Field/Career:
United States (change)

Financial Controller Job Listings

Search for more jobs:
job title / company
location

Pay Difference By Location

Houston
up arrow 30%
Seattle
up arrow 27%
up arrow 23%
Los Angeles
up arrow 19%
Miami
up arrow 13%
San Francisco
up arrow 12%
San Diego
up arrow 10%
Atlanta
up arrow 9%
up arrow 7%
Denver
up arrow 7%
Philadelphia
up arrow 6%
Phoenix
up arrow 3%
Minneapolis
up arrow 3%
Pittsburgh
up arrow 2%
National Average
$63,000
Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
Entry-Level Financial Controllers will find that Houston offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 30 percent. Entry-Level Financial Controllers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+27 percent), New York (+23 percent), Los Angeles (+19 percent), and Miami (+13 percent).

Financial Controller Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Financial Controller in West Chester:
Always be willing to take on new responsibilities, be a cheerleader for your employees and company, understand that accounting can be interuptive and the more you know about the business, the better you can do your job.
Financial Controller in Tulsa:
"How Much Overtime And Lack Of Ability To Take Time Off."
Have someone that has at least some cross-training so you can take a decent vacation.
Financial Controller in Bakersfield:
"Questions To Ask Regarding Fringe Compensation."
Ask about fringe compensation and the different types available.
Financial Controller in Green Bay:
"Learning Never Ends."
College proves to the employer that you can learn. It won't teach you everything you need on the job. Be prepared to keep learning. Learn about the industry you're going into, it might be different than what you learned in school. Learn about the company, it's competition, the region, the culture. Many people say 'always be yourself', but remember, that everyone is different and you have to be aware of how others react, so being yourself in every situation may not be the best. Oh, and don't forget to keep learning.
Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid
Job Title:
Years in Field/Career:
Location:
United States (change)
- OR -

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Financial Controller Salaries

Senior Financial Management
up arrow 11%
Financial Reporting
up arrow 4%
Budgeting
up arrow 4%
Budget Management
up arrow 2%
National Average
$63,000
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%
Financial Applications
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%
General Ledger Accounting
up arrow 4%
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 5%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 6%
Accounts Receivable
up arrow 7%
Quickbooks
up arrow 12%
Payroll Administration
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied Image
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 756 votes.

Gender

Female
53%
female alumni
 
Male
47%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 16%