Entry-Level Financial Controller Salary

Earnings for Entry-Level Financial Controllers come in at around $66K annually on average. With bonuses occasionally running north of $14K, profit sharing proceeds sometimes surpassing $10K, and a few commissions as high as $20K, total income for Entry-Level Financial Controllers can range between $42K and $97K according to individual performance. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. While about a fifth report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and the greater part have dental, as well. Most Entry-Level Financial Controllers report high levels of job satisfaction. Women Entry-Level Financial Controllers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$44,847 - $93,515
$45K
$66K
$94K
MEDIAN: $66,268
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50%
90%

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$14.33 - $33.75
$14
$22
$34
MEDIAN: $21.79
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$0$97K
Salary $44,847 - $93,515
Bonus $489.79 - $14,689
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $9,875
Commission $7,600
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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$42,245 - $97,849
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,779
Hourly Data $0$50
Hourly Rate $14.33 - $33.75
Overtime $19.83 - $50.23
Annual Data $0$97K
Bonus $489.79 - $14,689
Commission $7,600
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $9,875
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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$42,245 - $97,849
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 217

Financial Controller Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Financial Controller


Those at Morgan Stanley can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $70K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $66,318

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

Surpassing the national average by 28 percent, Entry-Level Financial Controllers in Washington receive some of the highest pay in the country. Entry-Level Financial Controllers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+27 percent), Los Angeles (+23 percent), New York (+21 percent), and Dallas (+14 percent). The lowest-paying market is San Antonio, which sits 25 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay.

Financial Controller Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Financial Controller in St. Louis:
"The 80/20 Principle."
Lower your expectations.

Financial Controller in Des Moines:
"Stay on your game."
Always think two steps ahead of your audience.

Financial Controller in Providence:
"Knowing what you don't know."
Be prepared to learn things you never intended on learning.

Financial Controller in Fremont:
"Get in writing retirement plans."
Get your employment contract in writing when dealing with a small business.

Financial Controller in Bangalore:
"Internal control."
Overall control on whole process.

Financial Controller in Albuquerque:
"Sedentary."
Have a life outside of work.

Financial Controller in New York:
"Soft Skills."
We all know going into the profession that we need to have technical skills to succeed. The soft skills are the biggest area that I did not anticipate. The controller will interact with all levels of management and all departments as well as manage a team. Soft skills are absolutely critical, so hone them will working your way up.

Key Stats for Financial Controller

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 399 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
31%

Skills That Affect Financial Controller Salaries


▲5%


▲2%



National Average
$66,000



Microsoft Word
▼9%

▼10%

Microsoft Office
▼10%



Payroll Administration
▼11%

Human Resources
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 399 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 20%