Tim Low, PayScale
Microsoft announced the appointment of their new CFO, Amy Hood, as Seattle Tech Blog Geekwire noted recently. Referring to recent regulatory filings, they also gave a snapshot of her compensation.She will earn $570,000 in base salary, which should allow her to buy groceries. In addition, she receives Microsoft stock valued at approximately $6.5 million. This got me thinking about what finance people make. While not everyone can hope to make more than half a million in base salary plus six or more million dollars in stock compensation, finance jobs are always in demand, and every new CFO leaves a position as VP of Finance or Controller that needs to be filled.
- Accounts Payable Manager $42,900
- Financial Controller $55,200
- Senior Tax Accountant $64,900
- CFO $121,100
*National median pay.