How much does a Chief Financial Officer make in the United States? The average Chief Financial Officer salary in the United States is $441,105 as of May 28, 2024, but the range typically falls between $333,465 and $570,579. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Chief Financial Officer Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Chief Financial Officer Salary $235,464 US May 28, 2024
25th Percentile Chief Financial Officer Salary $333,465 US May 28, 2024
50th Percentile Chief Financial Officer Salary $441,105 US May 28, 2024
75th Percentile Chief Financial Officer Salary $570,579 US May 28, 2024
90th Percentile Chief Financial Officer Salary $688,459 US May 28, 2024
25% $333,465 10% $235,464 90% $688,459 75% $570,579 $441,105 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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What skills does a Chief Financial Officer need?

Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.


Analysis: Analysis is the process of considering something carefully or using statistical methods in order to understand it or explain it.


General Ledger: Creating and keeping track of business transactions and activities to monitor financial operations.


Balance Sheet: Balance Sheet is a summary of the financial balances of an individual or organization, whether it be a sole proprietorship, business partnership, corporation, private limited company or other organization such as government or not-for-profit entity.

Analysis 5.43%
General Ledger 2.47%
Balance Sheet 1.41%
Others 90.69%
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Job Description for Chief Financial Officer

Chief Financial Officer is responsible for developing an organization's overall financial policies. Provides strategic direction of all financial functions including accounting, budget, credit, insurance, tax, and treasury. Being a Chief Financial Officer ensures that proper financial controls are in place and that financial transactions support the overall business strategy while conforming with applicable laws and regulations. Requires an advanced degree. Additionally, Chief Financial Officer may require the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) credential. Typically reports to chief executive officer (CEO) or chief operating officer (COO). Responsible for the development of functional or business unit strategy for the entire organization. Defines corporate vision and strategy establishes company direction and focus. Executes multiple high impact initiatives to achieve overall corporate goals. (Copyright 2024 View full job description

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Chief Financial Officer salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Chief Financial Officer, the highest Chief Financial Officer salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Chief Financial Officer salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Chief Financial Officer salary is in Miami, FL, where the Chief Financial Officer salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average

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