Entry-Level Financial Controller Salary

Entry-Level Financial Controllers pull down an average of $63K annually. With some bonuses approaching $12K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $10K, overall incomes of Entry-Level Financial Controllers spread between $41K and $96K depending on individual performance. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Financial Controllers is high. Most enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over two-fifths. Women Entry-Level Financial Controllers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$43,293 - $90,551
(Median)
$43K
$63K
$91K
MEDIAN: $63,386
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$12.96 - $34.57
(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
$43,293 - $90,551  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,413  
Profit Sharing
$482.88 - $9,872  
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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$41,458 - $95,733  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,379
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
$12.96 - $34.57  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $41.02  
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.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,413  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $3,091  
Profit Sharing
$482.88 - $9,872  
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).
)
$41,458 - $95,733  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 206
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Popular Employer Salaries for Entry-Level Financial Controller


With a median salary of $66K, Deloitte Consulting LLP provides Entry-Level Financial Controllers with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $76K, limiting employee salary growth.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 30 percent, Entry-Level Financial Controllers in Seattle receive some of the highest pay in the country. Entry-Level Financial Controllers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+30 percent), Los Angeles (+24 percent), New York (+21 percent), and Washington (+18 percent). Trailing the national average by 7 percent, Phoenix is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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

Financial Reporting
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Financial Analysis
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Budgeting
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Budget Management
0%

General Ledger Accounting
0%

National Average
$64,000

Financial Applications
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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Windows Operating System General Use
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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 532 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 16%
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