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Salaries for

Controller

Virginia Median
$78,000
National Median
$75,000
Median Income is the exact middle income earned by someone in a job or career field.

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Federal Senior Project Controller
Deloitte | Arlington, VA 5 days ago

Controller needed in Virginia Beach!
Vaco Staffing | Virginia Beach, VA 1 week ago

Assistant Controller - Capital Division Office
Richmond FSC | Richmond, VA 3 weeks ago

Assistant Controller
Robert Half Finance & Accounting U.S | Virginia Beach, VA 2 weeks ago

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Controller

A controller oversees financial report production and manages various financial departments for an organization.

A typical day in the life of a controller might include:

  • Monitoring the preparation of balance sheets, income statements, expense analyses, and other financial statements
  • Producing special financial reports for government agencies
  • Managing the activities of budgeting, accounting, and auditing departments.

Salaries for

Controller

Virginia Median
$78,000
National Median
$75,000
Median Income is the exact middle income earned by someone in a job or career field.

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Recent Jobs Posted

Federal Senior Project Controller
Deloitte | Arlington, VA 5 days ago

Controller needed in Virginia Beach!
Vaco Staffing | Virginia Beach, VA 1 week ago

Assistant Controller - Capital Division Office
Richmond FSC | Richmond, VA 3 weeks ago

Assistant Controller
Robert Half Finance & Accounting U.S | Virginia Beach, VA 2 weeks ago

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Top Pay by Location

These cities have the highest paying median for Controller
Los Angeles, CA
$90,000
New York, NY
$88,000
Washington, DC
$81,000
Houston, TX
$81,000
Atlanta, GA
$80,000
Dallas, TX
$78,000
Chicago, IL
$77,000
Charlotte, NC
$76,000
Salary information is calculated from job seeker profiles and job postings. Both hourly and yearly wages could be reported.

A typical day in the life of a controller might include:

  • Monitoring the preparation of balance sheets, income statements, expense analyses, and other financial statements
  • Producing special financial reports for government agencies
  • Managing the activities of budgeting, accounting, and auditing departments.

Insider Tips

The typical average pay for controllers is $75,000 per year. Controllers can fill many roles in this field with just a bachelor's degree. To excel in advanced roles with higher salaries, however, many controllers opt to earn a master's degree in finance or business administration. In general, controllers who work in the management and professional services industries earn the most in this field. Professionals who work in the manufacturing, finance, insurance, and government industries earn the least.