Alternate Job Titles: CFO, Top Financial Executive, Top Financial Officer, Chief Financial Officer, VP, Finance
How much does a Chief Financial Officer make? The median annual Chief Financial Officer salary is $312,233, as of September 27, 2017, with a range usually between $243,960-$395,584, however this can vary widely depending on a variety of factors. Our team of Certified Compensation Professionals has analyzed survey data collected from thousands of HR departments at companies of all sizes and industries to present this range of annual salaries for people with the job title Chief Financial Officer in the United States.
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This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Chief Financial Officer in the United States that make less than that annual salary. For example the median expected annual pay for a typical Chief Financial Officer in the United States is $312,233, so 50% of the people who perform the job of Chief Financial Officer in the United States are expected to make less than $312,233.
Source: HR Reported data as of September 27, 2017
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This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Chief Financial Officer that make less than that salary. For example 50% of the people who perform the job of Chief Financial Officer are expected to make less than the median.
Source: HR Reported data as of October 2017
Responsible for developing an organization's overall financial policies. Provides strategic direction of all financial functions including accounting, budget, credit, insurance, tax, and treasury. Ensures that proper financial controls are in place and that financial transactions support the overall business strategy while conforming with applicable laws and regulations Typically requires an advanced degree. Typically reports to Chief Executive Officer or Chief Operating Officer. May require a CPA. Top level or C level management. Responsible for the development of functional or business unit strategy for the entire organization. Defines corporate vision and strategy establishes company direction and focus. Executes multiple high impact initiatives to achieve overall corporate goals. View full job description