What is the average annual salary for Controller?
The annual salary for someone with the job title Controller may vary depending on a number of factors including industry, company size, location, years of experience and level of education. 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.
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 annualy pay for a typical Controller in the United States is $171,574 so 50% of the people who perform the job of Accountant I in the United Sates are expected to make less than $171,574.
Responsible for directing an organization's accounting functions. These functions include establishing and maintaining the organization's accounting principles, practices, procedures, and initiatives. Prepares financial reports and presents findings and recommendations to top management. Requires a bachelor's degree and at least 15 years of direct experience in the field. Typically requires a CPA. Demonstrates expertise in a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Leads and directs the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Typically reports to top financial officer or CEO.
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