Financial Reporting Manager Salary

Financial Reporting Managers in the United States can expect wages of $88K annually on average. In the world of Financial Reporting Managers, overall income ranges from $69K near the bottom to $121K at the top; this can include more than $17K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Male Financial Reporting Managers are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 51 percent of the field. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. For the most part, Financial Reporting Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$67,780 - $109,385

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National Salary Data (?
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$67,780 - $109,385  
$1,033 - $16,643  
Profit Sharing
$925 - $9,500  
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).
$69,087 - $120,685  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 484
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Job Description for Financial Reporting Manager

A financial reporting manager is responsible for preparation of many of the financial reports required by an organization. On an average day, they may be ensuring the accuracy of 10-Q or 10-K reports for the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), pulling profit and loss financials for one or all remote locations of a large conglomerate, or working with others to improve the reporting process for various divisions of their company.


Financial Reporting Manager Tasks

  • Develop and put into practice company policies for accounting to ensure clarity, accuracy and transparency.
  • Keep financial records up to date with all financial activity and in compliance with regulations.
  • Prepare forms and documents for company annual and quarterly financial disclosures and earnings releases.
  • Provide financial data to support SEC filings.

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Popular Skills for Financial Reporting Manager

Financial Reporting Managers seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Securities and Exchange Commision Experience, Financial Reporting, Accounting, and Financial Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Budgeting as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Project Management and Microsoft Office also typically command lower compensation. Most people familiar with Accounting also know Financial Reporting.

Pay by Experience Level for Financial Reporting Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Financial Reporting Managers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $84K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $93K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Financial Reporting Managers make a median salary of $95K. Financial Reporting Managers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $96K.

Pay Difference by Location

With a pay rate for Financial Reporting Managers that is 25 percent greater than the national average, Los Angeles offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Financial Reporting Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+9 percent), Houston (+9 percent), New York (+7 percent), and Philadelphia (+5 percent). Falling short of the national average by 19 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Kansas City. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Chicago and Denver (11 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Financial Reporting Manager Salaries

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Skills That Affect Financial Reporting Manager Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 91 votes.


49 %
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 7%