Topping the list of 30 most highly populated jobs was the 10.3% increase for assistant treasurer positions, but most registered more modest increases.
Most of the highly populated jobs in the 2000 Finance, Accounting & Legal Compensation Survey reported increases in total cash compensation (base pay plus short-term incentive) in the 2% to 5% range.
The survey also noted a general trend toward variable pay as a means of providing additional compensation for these positions.
The survey found the following changes in median total cash compensation:
- Chief Financial Officer – up 2% to $317,300
- Corporate Treasurer – up 1.5% to $180,300
- Corporate Controller – up 4.7% to $171,600
- Financial Analyst – up 3% to $45,900
- Top Accounting Executive – up 8.6% to $126,100
- Auditor – up 6.4% to $45,000
- Cost Accounting Manager – up 2.6% to $76,100
- Cost Accountant – up 2.3% to $40,600
- Payroll Manager – up .02% to $62,700
- Top Corporate Legal Executive/General Counsel – up 7.9% to $285,000
The 2000 Finance, Accounting & Legal Compensation Survey gathered data from 933 mid-sized and large corporations nationwide on base pay and short-term incentive levels for 120 jobs in the areas of finance, accounting, and legal.
The survey data represents pay levels for 63,325 employees in 1,663 locations across the US.
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