Controller salary in Sacramento, CA

Average Base Salary in Sacramento, CA

$135,778
$43,000
Additional Cash Compensation
$178,778
Total Compensation
Median: 130,000
Min: $90K
Max: $218K

How Much Does a Controller Make in Sacramento, CA?

The average salary for a Controller in Sacramento, CA is $135,778. The average additional cash compensation for a Controller in Sacramento, CA is $43,000. The average total compensation for a Controller in Sacramento, CA is $178,778. Controller salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In from anonymous Controller employees in Sacramento, CA.

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best-paying cities for Controller

The metropolitan areas that pay the highest salaries for software engineers are San Francisco, Remote, Los Angeles, Orange County and Greater Boulder Area.
City NameAverage SalaryCompared to National Average
San Francisco, CA$198,000
+ 32% (134,600)
Remote$167,358
+ 20% (134,600)
Los Angeles, CA$161,372
+ 17% (134,600)
Orange County$158,000
+ 15% (134,600)
Greater Boulder Area$151,425
+ 11% (134,600)
New York City, NY$151,224
+ 11% (134,600)
Philadelphia, PA$150,200
+ 10% (134,600)
Detroit, MI$149,000
+ 10% (134,600)
Houston, TX$146,521
+ 8% (134,600)
Minneapolis–Saint Paul, MN$144,125
+ 7% (134,600)

Controller Salary by gender

The average Controller salary for women is $218,000 and the average Controller salary for men is $90,000.

Controller Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Controller with 7+ years of experience is $218,000.

Controller Salary ranges

The most common Controller salary in Sacramento, CA is between $140k - $150k.

Average Finance salaries in Sacramento, CA

Job TitleAverage SalarySalary Range
Accountant$68,875
Min: $60K
Max: $83K
Budget Analyst$70,000
Min: $65K
Max: $74K
Financial Analyst$87,286
Min: $70K
Max: $118K
Senior Accountant$97,625
Min: $80K
Max: $135K
Senior Financial Analyst$109,143
Min: $90K
Max: $121K
Controller$135,778
Min: $90K
Max: $218K
Finance Director$156,000
Min: $144K
Max: $168K
Vice President of Finance$198,000
Min: $109K
Max: $275K
CFO (Chief Financial Officer)$258,000
Min: $205K
Max: $300K

FAQ

Q:

Is a controller an accountant?

A.

A controller is a financial professional who oversees accounting operations and evaluates data to determine the financial health of a company.

Q:

Can you be a controller without a CPA?

A.

While it's common for a controller to hold a CPA, it's not always required.

Q:

Do controllers make a lot of money?

A.

The salary range for a controller is $58K-$300K. The average salary for a Controller in Sacramento, CA is $135,778.

Career Info

Controller jobs in Sacramento, CA

Skills that affect Controller salaries in Sacramento, CA

1
Budget Management
7% have this skill
2
Financial Accounting
4% have this skill
3
Financial analysis
2% have this skill
4
Managerial Accounting
2% have this skill
5
Operational Analysis
2% have this skill
6
Cost Accounting
2% have this skill

Average Controller Salary by Company Size

People with the job title Controller make the most at companies with 201-500 employees, earning $130,000 on average.

Recent Controller salaries in Sacramento, CA

$218,000
Yearly Salary
A Controller reported a yearly salary of $218,000 with +$43,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Female
51-200 Employees
Sacramento, CA
$90,000
Yearly Salary
A Controller reported a yearly salary of $90,000
5-7 Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Sacramento, CA
1-5 Reports
$130,000
Yearly Salary
A Controller reported a yearly salary of $130,000
201-500 Employees
Sacramento, CA
$134,000
Yearly Salary
A Controller reported a yearly salary of $134,000
51-200 Employees
Sacramento, CA
$140,000
Yearly Salary
A Controller reported a yearly salary of $140,000
51-200 Employees
Sacramento, CA
$130,000
Yearly Salary
A Controller reported a yearly salary of $130,000
51-200 Employees
Sacramento, CA
$125,000
Yearly Salary
A Controller reported a yearly salary of $125,000
51-200 Employees
Sacramento, CA
$130,000
Yearly Salary
A Controller reported a yearly salary of $130,000
51-200 Employees
Sacramento, CA
$125,000
Yearly Salary
A Controller reported a yearly salary of $125,000
51-200 Employees
Sacramento, CA