Average Corporate Controller Salary

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The average salary for a Corporate Controller is $96,444.
MEDIAN $96,444
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$64k - $145k
$2k - $29k
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$998 - $15k
$0 - $48k
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$64k - $159k

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Job Description for Corporate Controller

Corporate Controller Tasks
  • Develop and coordinate the operational functions of the accounting department.
  • Ensure accurate reporting and conformance to financial policies.
  • Supervise budget preparation and billings.
  • Oversee accounting activities and cash, investment, and asset management.
The top respondents for the job title Corporate Controller are from the companies J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), Abc Corp. and Genetic Id. Reported salaries are highest at Company Confidential where the average pay is $107,442. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Abc Corp. and King and Prince Seafoods, earning around $106,916 and $103,896, respectively. J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) pays the lowest at around $69,919. Genetic Id and Anonymous Company also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $78,474 and $80,000, respectively.

Career Paths

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Corporate Controller
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Financial Controller
Vice President (VP), Finance
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Popular Skills for Corporate Controller

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

Pay by Experience Level for Corporate Controller

An entry-level Corporate Controller with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $69,885 based on 29 salaries. An early career Corporate Controller with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $76,135 based on 552 salaries. A mid-career Corporate Controller with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $89,246 based on 1,266 salaries. An experienced Corporate Controller with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $100,737 based on 3,233 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $99,247.
Employees with Corporate Controller in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 25.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (19.5% more) and Houston, Texas (19.3% more).

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