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Entry-Level Financial Controller Salary (United States)

Average Entry-Level Financial Controllers make around $62K per year. In the world of Entry-Level Financial Controllers, total cash compensation can vary between $41K and $94K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $12K and $10K, respectively. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Financial Controllers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Women Entry-Level Financial Controllers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Entry-Level Financial Controller Salary (?
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$41,619 - $88,926
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MEDIAN: $61,919
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Entry-Level Financial Controller Salary (?
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$13.02 - $32.41
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National Salary Data

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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$41,619 - $88,926  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,907  
Profit Sharing
$599 - $9,899  
Commission
$0.00 - $4,085  
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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$40,640 - $94,086  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,379
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.02 - $32.41  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $43.18  
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 - $11,907  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $4,085  
Profit Sharing
$599 - $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).
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$40,640 - $94,086  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 200
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Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$63,000
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Surpassing the national average by 26 percent, Entry-Level Financial Controllers in Seattle receive some of the highest pay in the country. Entry-Level Financial Controllers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+26 percent), New York (+24 percent), Los Angeles (+22 percent), and Boston (+18 percent). Trailing the national average by 11 percent, Austin 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 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.
Financial Controller in Phoenix:
"It's a Good Living But You Won't Get Rich."
Work for a large publicly traded company and network as much as possible.
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.
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Financial Controller Salaries

Senior Financial Management
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Financial Reporting
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Budgeting
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Budget Management
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National Average
$63,000
Financial Applications
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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General Ledger Accounting
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Microsoft Word
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Accounts Receivable
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Quickbooks
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Payroll Administration
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
54%
female alumni
 
Male
46%
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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 16%