How much does a Controller make? The median annual Controller salary is $186,117, as of September 27, 2017, with a range usually between $152,374-$223,595, 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 Controller in the United States.
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This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Controller in the United States that make less than that annual salary. For example the median expected annual pay for a typical Controller in the United States is $186,117, so 50% of the people who perform the job of Controller in the United States are expected to make less than $186,117.
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 Controller that make less than that salary. For example 50% of the people who perform the job of Controller are expected to make less than the median.
Source: HR Reported data as of October 2017
Leads and directs an organization's accounting functions. Establishes and maintains the organization's overall accounting systems, procedures, and policies. Directs all analysis and reporting of financial information including budgets, planning, and required filings and reports. Presents findings and recommendations to management. Requires a bachelor's degree of accounting or finance. Typically reports to Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Typically requires CPA. Manages a departmental function within a broader corporate function. Develops major goals to support broad functional objectives. Approves policies developed within various sub-functions and departments. Comprehensive knowledge of the overall departmental function. Typically requires 8+ years of managerial experience. View full job description