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According to the industry, firm size, and individual position responsibilities – Controller sizes differ.
For small, local firms a Controller may also be the supervisor of one clerical staff. This position may bring in $25,000 and up per year.
For medium sized firms (sometimes with regional offices), a Controller position may bring in $30-40,000.
Above that, salaries, titles, and responsibilities differ so much it is difficult to break them down. Controller salaries, in general, for large companies (national and international) seem to range from $70,000+.
Then, there are the part time Controllers, independent contractor Controllers, etc. They seem to be paid by the hour and can average from $40+ per hour.