The average salary for a Cost Controller in Australia is AU$85,603.
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Job Description for Cost Controller
A cost controller's main duty is to track and control the costs associated with one or more of their employer's projects. On a day-to-day basis, they are responsible for tasks such as compiling monthly cost forecasts, tracking employee hours invested on a project, and verifying invoices issued by suppliers. They sometimes works as part of a larger team and sometimes operates alone. While a cost controller's work is largely mental in nature, there may be certain elements that are physically dem…Read more
Cost Controller Tasks
- Track and analyze cost activities, forecasting and budgeting to inform leadership.
- Generate cost reports, recommendations, and analysis of invoices.
- Develop processes to automate data collection and to reduce expenses.
Popular Employer Salaries for Cost Controller
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Popular Skills for Cost Controller
Skills in Forecasting, Cost Accounting and SAP Financial Accounting and Controlling (SAP FICO) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Financial Reporting and Microsoft Excel.
Pay by Experience Level for Cost Controller
An early career Cost Controller with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$78,320 based on 42 salaries. A mid-career Cost Controller with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$99,754 based on 48 salaries. An experienced Cost Controller with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$109,502 based on 25 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$68,250.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Cost Controller in their job title in Perth, Western Australia earn an average of 8.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Melbourne, Victoria (2.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Brisbane, Queensland (8.1% less) and Sydney, New South Wales (6.5% less).
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