$94,665
Avg. Salary
$30.78
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$9,889

Bonus

$4,089

Profit Sharing

$11,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Corporate Controller is $30.78 per hour.

The median Corporate Controller has a base pay of $94,665. Salaries generally range from $63k to $143k. The median bonus is $9,889. Skills that can affect salary include Financial Reporting, Financial Analysis, General Ledger Accounting, Budgeting, Budget Management, Accounts Payable, Senior Financial Management, Accounts Receivable, Forecasting, Microsoft Excel, Payroll Administration, Human Resources, Tax Compliance, Quickbooks, Financial Applications.
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$30.78
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$54.46
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MEDIAN $30.78
$63k
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$143k
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MEDIAN $94,665
$63,006 - $142,578
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MEDIAN: $94,665
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$0$154K
Salary $63,006 - $142,578
Bonus $1,499 - $27,609
Profit Sharing $984 - $15,231
Commission $0.00 - $39,149
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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$63,375 - $154,918
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 8 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 8,199
Hourly Data $0$74
Hourly Rate $20.22 - $54.46
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $22.73 - $74.24
Annual Data $0$154K
Bonus $1,499 - $27,609
Commission $0.00 - $39,149
Profit Sharing $984 - $15,231
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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$63,375 - $154,918
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 8 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 269

Job Description for Corporate Controller

A corporate controller oversees all the financial and accounting functions of a given organization, including billing, accounts payable and receivable, budgeting, and other functions. Corporate controllers also perform management duties, as many different departments related to financial and accounting practices report to them. They are also responsible for overseeing the company's systems for financial and accounting procedures, collecting on accounts payable, payroll processing, financial reports, statements, budgets, and forecasts. Some controllers are also responsible for filing annual and quarterly reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In a smaller company, they might assume the role of CFO, or chief financial officer. Often, with smaller companies, they will report directly to the chief executive officer or president of the company.

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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.

Corporate Controller Pay By Employer

$0$150K

Abc Corp.
11 profiles
$108,198

$67,563

Not Named
5 profiles
$100,000

XYZ Corp.
5 profiles
$115,000

Common Career Paths for Corporate Controller


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Though not the most common occurrence, Corporate Controllers sometimes become VPs of Finance and Chief Financial Officers, where the average income is $145K per year. The most common next step for a Corporate Controller is to become a Chief Financial Officer or a VP of Finance. The former position pays an additional $26K per year on average, and the latter position pays $42K more per year.

Corporate Controller Job Listings

Popular Skills for Corporate Controller


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Senior Financial Management, Forecasting, Budgeting, and Financial Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Quickbooks, Accounts Payable, and Payroll Administration. Most people skilled in Financial Analysis are similarly competent in Budgeting and Budget Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Corporate Controller

Pay by Experience for a Corporate Controller has a positive trend. An entry-level Corporate Controller with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 473 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Corporate Controller with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $89,000 based on 980 salaries. An experienced Corporate Controller which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $102,000 based on 2,012 salaries. A Corporate Controller with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $101,000 based on 1,606 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $99,064

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

With a pay rate for Corporate Controllers that is 42 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Corporate Controllers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+30 percent), Los Angeles (+27 percent), Houston (+26 percent), and Chicago (+20 percent). Trailing the national average by 7 percent, Miami is the market with the smallest paychecks.

Corporate Controller Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Corporate Controller?

Corporate Controller in Kahului:
"Corporate Controller as a Career Path."
The job entails office work and can be somewhat dry and monotonous. It is definitely a grind with non-stop deadlines. A CPA credential is often times desired and an accounting degree is a must.

Corporate Controller in Austin:
"Salary Survey."
Listening skills and interactive with all departments.

Corporate Controller in Spokane:
"Fluidity is key."
Be prepared to handle all sorts of diverse things. Get a background in IT, Human resouce, and contract law.

Corporate Controller in Carrollton:
"Work Smarter not Harder."
Don't be afraid to delegate. Hold people responsible for their assigned duties. Be fair in your evaluations and work ethic. Reward only when rewards are due. Make it your priority to know your employees so you can communicate to them in an effective manner.

Corporate Controller in Phoenix:
"It's a Good Living but you won't get rich."
Try to work for a large, publicly traded company and keep up to date with your networking.

Corporate Controller in Springboro:
"Audit Or Tax?"
Public accounting pushes one or the other. Try your best to get experience in both areas for well balance knowledge. Accounting helps you do your job, Tax helps you keep your boss and owners happy.

Corporate Controller in Phoenix:
"Don't Rush/Don't Delay."
Don't rush the college experience. Some assume it's the "right" thing to do to dive into college directly after high school. I recommend taking a year off after HS and travel and recharge your batteries before fully immersing yourself into college. But don't let that 1 year time frame turn into a regretful 10 year time frame or even worse to delay indefinitely.

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Key Stats for Corporate Controller

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1438 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
41%

Experience Affects Corporate Controller Salaries

▲3%

▲2%

National Average
$99,000

▼10%

▼25%

Skills That Affect Corporate Controller Salaries


▲3%

National Average
$99,000

▼1%

Financial Analysis
▼2%

Financial Reporting
▼3%

Budget Management
▼3%









▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1438 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
41%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 14%