Controller Salary

Midpoint U.S. salary*



The midpoint starting salary for a controller or corporate controller is $115,000. Controllers are responsible for the accounting operations of a company and are involved with producing financial reports, maintaining accounting records and establishing controls to mitigate risk and protect assets. Bonuses and incentives are typically part of the compensation package at this level, although they’re not reflected in these salary figures.

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*Salaries listed represent the 50th percentile, or midpoint, of starting salaries.


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