Controller Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$101,000
$68,000
$101,000
$148,000
Did you know that the average Controller makes $101,378 per year? That's valued at $48.74 per hour! The range surrounding that average can vary between $68,000 and $149,000, meaning Controllers have the opportunity to earn more once they move past entry-level roles. Most Controllers find a job with Professional and Manufacturing companies, while others work for Health Care, Technology, and Retail companies to make more money. Those aren't the only places you can earn a higher paycheck. New York, New Jersey and California are the top states in the U.S. to pay Controllers the highest salaries.
Best Paying Cities
New York, NY
$131,254
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Map of Controller Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Controllers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Controller Salary By Location

While a Controller can average a salary of $101,378 per year, or $48.74 per hour, there are many opportunities for Controllers to make more. For example, in New York, NY you might make $131,254 per year. Other high-paying locations include San Francisco, CA, Jersey City, NJ and Stamford, CT. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to New York, NY where the average starting salary is $72,000. The highest paying states for Controllers include New York, New Jersey and California. Meanwhile, Nebraska, Mississippi, and Missouri offer the lowest salaries.

Average Controller Salary By Company

To earn a high income as a Controller, working for White & Case or Beacon Hill Staffing Group might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Aryas Cent Transport of India and SG Americas Securities Holdings report highly competitive salaries for Controllers.

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Average Controller Pay By Industry

Controller salaries can vary on many factors, including what industry a job is in. In fact, jobs with Health Care, Technology, and Retail companies tend to be the highest paying. Furthermore, a Controller can make a yearly salary of $107,490 while working for Health Care companies. All the while, other Controllers are making $104,620 at Technology companies and $101,573 at Retail companies. One industry Controllers may want to avoid is the Manufacturing industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $98,973.
Industry
Average Salary
Health Care
Health Care
$107,490
$107k
Technology
Technology
$104,620
$105k
Retail
Retail
$101,573
$102k
Hospitality
Hospitality
$100,451
$100k
Finance
Finance
$100,381
$100k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$98,973
$99k

Controller Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

Recently Added Controller Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
Controller
Controller
06/28/2020
06/28/2020
$60,000
$60,000
06/28/2020
Mom365, Inc.
Mom365, Inc.
Controller
Controller
Controller
06/27/2020
06/27/2020
$80,000
$80,000
06/27/2020
Controller
Controller
Houston, TX
Houston, TX
06/27/2020
06/27/2020
$100,000
$100,000
06/27/2020
Controller
Controller
06/27/2020
06/27/2020
$75,000
$75,000
06/27/2020
Controller
Controller
06/26/2020
06/26/2020
$115,000
$115,000
06/26/2020
Controller
Controller
Charlotte, NC
Charlotte, NC
06/25/2020
06/25/2020
$80,000
$80,000
06/25/2020
Opti Staffing Group
Opti Staffing Group
Controller
Controller
Controller
Portland, OR
Portland, OR
06/25/2020
06/25/2020
$90,000
$90,000
06/25/2020
Controller
Controller
06/25/2020
06/25/2020
$115,000
$115,000
06/25/2020
Controller
Controller
Albuquerque, NM
Albuquerque, NM
06/24/2020
06/24/2020
$70,000
$70,000
06/24/2020
Controller
Controller
Lexington, KY
Lexington, KY
06/23/2020
06/23/2020
$90,000
$90,000
06/23/2020