Entry-Level Financial Controller Salary

Entry-Level Financial Controllers can expect to earn an average of $63K per year. Total incomes of Entry-Level Financial Controllers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $13K from bonuses and close to $10K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $42K and $96K. Geographic location and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Financial Controllers. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 56 percent. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$43,557 - $90,972
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$44K
$63K
$91K
MEDIAN: $63,423
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$14.44 - $35.81
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$43,557 - $90,972  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,406  
Profit Sharing
$112.52 - $9,806  
Commission
$0.00 - $20,273  
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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$41,938 - $96,383  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,542
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.44 - $35.81  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $41.32  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,406  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $20,273  
Profit Sharing
$112.52 - $9,806  
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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$41,938 - $96,383  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 223
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Although J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) heads up the field in terms of compensation, offering the highest median salary at $77K, pay at this particular employer still varies considerably, running the full spectrum from $53K to $104K.

Employees at Deloitte Consulting LLP take home the smallest paychecks, and $66K is the median salary. Furthermore, range in pay is narrow, with salaries starting at $57K and quickly nearing the top at only $76K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $64,468

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

For Entry-Level Financial Controllers, working in the bustling city of Seattle has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Entry-Level Financial Controllers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+27 percent), New York (+22 percent), Los Angeles (+22 percent), and Chicago (+20 percent).

Financial Controller Advice

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

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.

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.

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Skills That Affect Financial Controller Salaries

Forecasting
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Financial Analysis
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Financial Reporting
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Budgeting
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General Ledger Accounting
0%

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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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 513 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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