Comptroller (Financial) Salary

Between two-thirds and three-fourths of Comptrollers in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $41K to $103K per year, but median earnings come to around $67K annually. In the world of Comptrollers, total cash compensation can vary between $41K and $103K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $15K and $10K, respectively. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Female Comptrollers make up most of the survey respondents at 77 percent. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and nearly one-fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by around half. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$42,811 - $103,558
$43K
$66K
$100K
MEDIAN: $66,210
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$14.93 - $36.01
$15
$21
$36
MEDIAN: $21.45
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$0$103K
Salary $42,811 - $103,558
Bonus $0.00 - $16,000
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,404
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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$40,792 - $103,592
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 379
Hourly Data $0$51
Hourly Rate $14.93 - $36.01
Overtime $22.81 - $51.78
Annual Data $0$103K
Bonus $0.00 - $16,000
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,404
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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$40,792 - $103,592
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 49

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Job Description for Comptroller (Financial)

A comptroller holds a high-level management position overseeing a company's accounting policies and procedures. He or she ensures proper financial reporting in accordance with accounting policies, and this individual often analyzes various budgets and forecasts for accuracy as well. Additionally, the comptroller works with accounting managers to help ensure that all of a company’s procedures adhere to standard accounting practices. He or she may coordinate and perform regular audits for departments within their company to help maintain financial integrity and best practices.

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Comptroller (Financial) Tasks

  • Complete account invoices, process incoming and outgoing payments, and review payroll and benefits.
  • Handle an office's finances, prepare budgets, oversee accounts and statements, generate cost analysis reports, and perform analysis.
  • Create and maintain a government agency or office's financial policies, procedures, and reporting systems.
  • Ensure that financial records are kept accurately and according to both internal and government regulations.

Common Career Paths for Comptroller (Financial)


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Advancing into a Chief Financial Officer role seems to be a popular career move for Comptrollers, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $123K per year.

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Popular Skills for Comptroller (Financial)


Survey results suggest that Comptrollers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Financial Analysis, Financial Reporting, Accounting, and Human Resources are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include General Ledger Accounting, Accounts Receivable, and Payroll Tax Compliance. For most people, competency in Financial Analysis indicates knowledge of Accounts Payable.

Pay by Experience Level for Comptroller (Financial)

Pay by Experience for a Comptroller (Financial) has a positive trend. An entry-level Comptroller (Financial) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 94 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Comptroller (Financial) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 112 salaries. An experienced Comptroller (Financial) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 204 salaries. A Comptroller (Financial) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 146 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $66,581

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Comptrollers, Washington provides a pay rate that is 72 percent greater than the national average. Comptrollers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+50 percent), Dallas (+28 percent), Houston (+18 percent), and Miami (+9 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Comptroller's salary, with Orlando Comptrollers earning salaries that are 26 percent less than the national average. Employers pay around 26 percent less in Tallahassee and 19 percent less in Birmingham, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Comptroller (Financial) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Comptroller (Financial)?

Comptroller (Financial) in Goodlettsville:
"Very Stressful, demanding position."
Pros: Hours, Location and Paid Time off.
Cons: Salary.

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Key Stats for Comptroller (Financial)

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 99 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
36%
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Experience Affects Comptroller (Financial) Salaries

▲16%

▼0%

National Average
$67,000

▼1%

▼20%

Skills That Affect Comptroller (Financial) Salaries



National Average
$67,000

Accounting
▼8%






General Ledger Accounting
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 99 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
no benefits
None: 24%
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