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Chief Financial Officer Salary

$270,047 (USD)

Average Salary

$130/hr

Average Hourly

$59,572

Average Bonus

Last updated: January 28, 2020

The average pay for a Chief Financial Officer is $270,047 a year and $130 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Chief Financial Officer is between $170,055 and $432,143. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Chief Financial Officer. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Develops the financial well-being of an organization by providing financial projections and accounting services, preparing growth plans, and directing staff.
  • Directs and coordinates financial affairs according to financial principles and government regulations.
  • Plans financial operational strategies by forecasting capital, facilities, and staff requirements; identifying monetary resources; and developing action plans.
  • Develops, directs, and provides financial analysis of operations by evaluating trends, studying revenue opportunities, establishing critical measurements, accumulating resources, and resolving problems.
Chief Financial Officer Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Financial Managers

Job family population: 608,120

Estimated population of Chief Financial Officer jobs: 155,405

Rate of error: 0.6%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2025:
$313,059
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Chief Financial Officer Job Listings for United States

Chief Financial Officer
Jan 28
San Diego, CA, USA
Otay Master Truck Center
We are seeking a Chief Financial Officer to lead our company! You will help develop and execute the company's strategy, direction and manage the company's cashflow. We are a family owned business ...
Chief Financial Officer
Jan 22
Houston, TX, USA
Kingsley-Rose
* Large for-profit healthcare system seeking CFO for their Houston hospital. This is the position where you can really make a name for yourself and make a huge impact on the hospital and patients
CFO Chief Financial Officer
Jan 22
Phoenix, AZ, USA
All About People
Chief Financial Officer Summary Responsible for all corporate, financial, accounting, treasury, budget, payroll, benefits, insurance, internal control, operational, capital structure, business risk ...
Chief Financial Officer - CFO
Jan 17
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
PrincePerelson & Associates
CFO [Manufacturing] Salt Lake City, UT Our client, one of the most widely recognized and award-winning manufacturing companies based in Salt Lake City (with a national presence), has an immediate ...
Chief Financial Officer
Jan 17
Phoenix, AZ, USA
All About People
SUMMARY: A well established organization is seeking a Chief Financial Officer to be a strategic ally with the Chief Executive Officer to achieve the financial objectives of the organization

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Chief Financial Officer is $270,047 a year and $130 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Chief Financial Officer is between $170,055 and $432,143. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Chief Financial Officer. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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San Diego, CA, USA
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We are seeking a Chief Financial Officer to lead our company! You will help develop and execute the company's strategy, direction and manage the company's cashflow. We are a family owned business ...
Chief Financial Officer
Jan 22
Houston, TX, USA
Kingsley-Rose
* Large for-profit healthcare system seeking CFO for their Houston hospital. This is the position where you can really make a name for yourself and make a huge impact on the hospital and patients
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