The 10 highest-paying cities for CFOs

If you are pursuing a career as a finance chief, you might want to consider a move to one of the 10 metropolitan areas where CFOs earn the most.

To compile this list, annual salaries were collected from thousands of CFOs who reported their own compensation. Payscale.com then took the median pay level of CFOs in each city and compared it against the median CFO pay reported across the US.

Keep in mind that there are many factors that will determine the type of compensation you receive in a CFO role. The size of the company you work for, your ability to negotiate a salary, and even the skill sets required will all play a role in your compensation.

We have included each city based on their pay rank along with some helpful information about the median pay across all professions and the cost of living based on national averages.

This list compares the median pay in the top 10 cities against the national average for thousands of CFOs. The national average annual pay for a CFO is $US128,664.

Scroll down to see the 10 highest-paying US cities for CFOs.

Find out how your salary stacks up on PayScale.

7. Houston

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  • Median Household Income: $US59,354
  • Median Home Price: $US146,600
  • Unemployment: 4.6%
  • Job Growth (2014): 3.5%
  • Cost of Living: 6.6% above national average

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