Entry-Level Financial Controller Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Financial Controllers lies in the neighborhood of $65K per year. Bonuses, profit sharing, and commission all factor into final incomes for Entry-Level Financial Controllers. Ranging between $42K near the bottom and $98K near the top, total earnings can include up to $15K from bonuses and up to $10K from profit sharing, with a high-performing minority reaping commissions of $59K. Residence and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position 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 58 percent. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$44,311 - $93,246
$44K
$65K
$93K
MEDIAN: $65,183
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$14.88 - $32.48
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$44,311 - $93,246  
   
Bonus
$483.55 - $14,774  
Profit Sharing
$194.89 - $10,199  
Commission
$1,014 - $59,180  
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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$41,748 - $97,732  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,687
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.88 - $32.48  
   
Overtime
$21.32 - $43.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$483.55 - $14,774  
   
Commission
$1,014 - $59,180  
Profit Sharing
$194.89 - $10,199  
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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$41,748 - $97,732  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 194
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Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Morgan Stanley offers the most; Entry-Level Financial Controllers earn $70K on average there.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $65,602

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Entry-Level Financial Controllers, Washington provides a pay rate that is 28 percent greater than the national average. Entry-Level Financial Controllers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+27 percent), Los Angeles (+23 percent), New York (+22 percent), and Dallas (+15 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Entry-Level Financial Controllers in San Antonio earning a whopping 25 percent below the national average.

Financial Controller Advice

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

Financial Controller in Fremont:
`"$Get in writing retirement plans."`
Get your employment contract in writing when dealing with a small business.

Financial Controller in New York:
`"$Soft Skills."`
We all know going into the profession that we need to have technical skills to succeed. The soft skills are the biggest area that I did not anticipate. The controller will interact with all levels of management and all departments as well as manage a team. Soft skills are absolutely critical, so hone them will working your way up.

Financial Controller in Boise:
`"$Accounting as a career."`
If you are thinking of going into Accounting/Finance or you are a recent college grad, know that this it is a lifetime of learning & developing skills. Every single business requires some type of accounting. It is fun to learn new industries & see how the accounting/finance world changes with the needs of the business. If you are not detail-minded this is not a career for you. It can be tedious & monotonous at times, but I find the fun in just about everything, so I look for challenges. It is exciting to find something that was missing, not balanced or input incorrectly. It gives you a sense of accomplishment.

Financial Controller in Dallas:
`"$I want to skip this section."`
I really don't want to fill out this section, but I have to in order to complete this questionnaire.

Financial Controller in Lyndhurst:
`"$Want to be a Controller."`
Start your career in a public CPA firm. It's very difficult to move backwards once you are on this career path and many TOP companies are looking for that experience.

Financial Controller in Williamsport:
`"$Reality."`
The reality of the job is that you need to be willing to work hard and keep persistent until you find the correct answers. Do not let anyone tell you that it is close enough or looks right until you are completely satisfied with the results.

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.

Key Stats for Financial Controller

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 316 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
32%
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Skills That Affect Financial Controller Salaries


▲6%


▲3%



National Average
$66,000



Microsoft Word
▼8%

▼9%

Microsoft Office
▼9%



Payroll Administration
▼10%

Human Resources
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 316 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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