Average Business Unit Controller Salary

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The average salary for a Business Unit Controller is $100,142.
MEDIAN $100,142
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$63k - $143k
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$650 - $15k
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$62k - $162k

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Job Description for Business Unit Controller

Business Unit Controller Tasks
  • Lead financial planning and analysis for the business unit, reviewing balance sheets for accuracy and correctness.
  • Model financial performance and goals to inform strategic plans.
  • Work for organization-wide compliance with financial controls and audits.
  • Gather, analyze, and reconcile financial data, communicating, and disseminating results.

Popular Employer Salaries for Business Unit Controller

The top respondents for the job title Business Unit Controller are from the companies Republic Services Inc, Siemens and Sodexo, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Siemens where the average pay is $163,065. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Republic Services Inc, earning around $105,885. Sodexo, Inc. pays the lowest at around $60,926. Aramark also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $70,000.

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Business Unit Controller
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Popular Skills for Business Unit Controller

Skills in Financial Reporting, Financial Analysis and Forecasting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Budgeting and Accounting.

Pay by Experience Level for Business Unit Controller

An early career Business Unit Controller with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $75,230 based on 54 salaries. A mid-career Business Unit Controller with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $95,081 based on 111 salaries. An experienced Business Unit Controller with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $106,681 based on 209 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $108,349.
Employees with Business Unit Controller in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 11.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (11.8% more) and Chicago, Illinois (11.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Seattle, Washington (12.7% less).

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