Controller Salary

Midpoint U.S. salary*

$115,000

 

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.

Midpoint controller salaries in U.S. cities

Boulder, CO  
$135,125  
Charlotte, NC  
$117,300  
Chicago, IL  
$142,025  
Las Vegas, NV  
$115,000  
Milwaukee, WI  
$116,150  
Minneapolis, MN  
$123,050  
New York, NY  
$161,575  
Pittsburgh, PA  
$112,700  
San Jose, CA  
$158,125  
Seattle, WA  
$139,150  

Similar roles to controller

Assistant controller  
$103,500  
Corporate controller  
$170,000  
Director of accounting  
$140,000  
Director of financial reporting  
$135,000  
Assistant treasurer  
$91,250  
Tax manager  
$104,000  
Compliance officer  
$100,000 
Internal audit manager  
$110,000  

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

 

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