Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Controller make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$153,199 / yrTotal Pay
$108,327 / yrBase Pay
$44,872 / yrAdditional Pay

$153,199

 / yr
$96K$250K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Controller is $153,199 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $108,327 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 $44,872 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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Related Job Titles

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Some related job titles are Assistant Controller Salaries with median pay of $117,486, Corporate Controller Salaries with median pay of $204,088, Plant Controller Salaries with median pay of $135,527, Financial Controller Salaries with median pay of $137,934.

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, Cisco Systems and Microsoft.

1
Google
Google
$387,658/yr
6
SAP
$248,747/yr
8
$236,948/yr
10
inDinero
$220,148/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 $250,189, Energy, Mining & Utilities with a median total pay of $211,570, Personal Consumer Services with a median total pay of $196,534, Agriculture with a median total pay of $192,319, and Real Estate with a median total pay of $188,512.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$250,189

    30% Higher than other industries

  • Energy, Mining & UtilitiesEnergy, Mining & Utilities$211,570

    18% Higher than other industries

  • Personal Consumer ServicesPersonal Consumer Services$196,534

    11% Higher than other industries

  • AgricultureAgriculture$192,319

    9% Higher than other industries

  • Real EstateReal Estate$188,512

    8% Higher than other industries

Information Technology

Top paying companies in Information Technology for Controller are Google, Cisco Systems, and Microsoft.

GoogleGoogle$387,658/yr
Cisco SystemsCisco Systems$300,310/yr
MicrosoftMicrosoft$278,183/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.

Recent Salaries Shared

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Location

Total Pay

Base Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date of Time

Operation Controller

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$60,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Financial Controller

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$125,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Emergency Actions Controller

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$84,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday
Controller

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$125,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Controller

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$131,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Controller

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$175,000

/yr

$165K | $10K

SubmittedYesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Ramp Tower Controller

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$60,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Controller

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$146,000

/yr

$106K | $40K

SubmittedYesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Controller

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$111,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

15+ years
Yesterday

Controller pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Controller is $108,327 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Controller salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 8654 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Controller employees.

The highest salary for a Controller in United States is $168,028 per year.

The lowest salary for a Controller in United States is $69,839 per year.

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