Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Controller make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$150,490 / yrTotal Pay
$105,472 / yrBase Pay
$45,018 / yrAdditional Pay

$150,490

 / yr
$94K$246K
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Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Controller is $150,490 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $105,472 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $45,018 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Total Pay Trajectory

For Controller

$150,490 /yr
Controller
$120,947 /yr
Senior Controller
$115,445 /yr
Lead Controller
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Related Job Titles

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Some related job titles are Assistant Controller Salaries with median pay of $114,120, Corporate Controller Salaries with median pay of $204,926, Plant Controller Salaries with median pay of $135,465, Financial Controller Salaries with median pay of $135,942.

Top Paying Companies

For a Controller in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Controller in United States. Employers include Google, Meta and eBay.

1
Google
$388,058/yr
2
Meta
$343,412/yr
3
eBay
$326,818/yr
4
Apple
$306,497/yr
7
Innovid
$289,069/yr

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AccountantSee 1,204 salaries from all locations

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 / yr

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 / yr

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 / yr

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Top Paying Industries

For a Controller in United States

The top 5 paying industries for a Controller in United States are Information Technology with a median total pay of $234,151, Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology with a median total pay of $232,290, Energy, Mining & Utilities with a median total pay of $201,618, Personal Consumer Services with a median total pay of $197,727, and Telecommunications with a median total pay of $196,602.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$234,151

    23% Higher than other industries

  • Pharmaceutical & BiotechnologyPharmaceutical & Biotechnology$232,290

    23% Higher than other industries

  • Energy, Mining & UtilitiesEnergy, Mining & Utilities$201,618

    11% Higher than other industries

  • Personal Consumer ServicesPersonal Consumer Services$197,727

    9% Higher than other industries

  • TelecommunicationsTelecommunications$196,602

    9% Higher than other industries

Information Technology

Top paying companies in Information Technology for Controller are Google, Meta, and eBay.

GoogleGoogle$388,058/yr
MetaMeta$343,412/yr
eBayeBay$326,818/yr

Glassdoor Economist Pay Overview

What is the pay outlook for Finance & Accounting?

Jobs in finance and accounting are expected to see continued demand, with employment growth linked to the health of the broader economy. These jobs will continue to offer above average pay but usually require higher education or certification to enter the field. While automation will replace many common tasks, it is not expected to reduce the need for these employees; it will instead allow them to focus on core soft skills like advising clients and analyzing trends.

A Controller salary range in US can vary based on important factors such as education, skills, certifications, and years of experience. A Controller in US can expect to see an entry level salary range of $57,032 to $164,988 per year, based on 12,772 salary contributions. At the highest seniority level, an experienced Controller in US can make a salary range of $84,646 to $197,842 with at least 2 years of experience, based on 73 salary contributions. The top 3 companies in US where a Controller gets the highest compensation are The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., Bloomberg L.P. and D.R. Horton, Inc.. Bigger companies typically pay 11.06% more than smaller companies for a Controller.

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Pipeline Controller

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$85,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

4-6 years
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Controller

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$79,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

15+ years
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Controller

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$100,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
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Controller

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$75

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

15+ years
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Controller

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$115,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

15+ years
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Financial Controller

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$50,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

10-14 years
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Controller

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$115,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday

Controller pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Controller is $105,472 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Controller salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 8996 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Controller employees.

The highest salary for a Controller in United States is $163,438 per year.

The lowest salary for a Controller in United States is $68,065 per year.

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