Average Financial Controller Salary

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The average salary for a Financial Controller is $81,627.
MEDIAN $81,627
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$54k - $122k
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$501 - $12k
$194 - $25k
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$52k - $130k

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Job Description for Financial Controller

The top respondents for the job title Financial Controller are from the companies J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), Abc Corp. and National Association of Manufacturers. Reported salaries are highest at National Association of Manufacturers where the average pay is $122,668. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Company Confidential and Schneider Electric Ltd, earning around $101,322 and $100,057, respectively. Morgan Stanley pays the lowest at around $64,403. J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) and The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $69,806 and $77,484, respectively.

Career Paths

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Financial Controller
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Corporate Controller
Finance Director
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Popular Skills for Financial Controller

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

Pay by Experience Level for Financial Controller

An entry-level Financial Controller with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $61,050 based on 140 salaries. An early career Financial Controller with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $67,660 based on 2,387 salaries. A mid-career Financial Controller with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $80,326 based on 3,430 salaries. An experienced Financial Controller with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $86,728 based on 6,066 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $86,911.
Employees with Financial Controller in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 26.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (20.0% more) and Seattle, Washington (17.7% more).

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