The average salary for an Accounting Director is $92,506 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Accounting Director Total Pay (?
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$53,091 - $130,830
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MEDIAN: $92,506
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Accounting Director Total Pay (?
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$13.53 - $44.11
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MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,091 - $130,830  
   
Bonus
$516 - $26,008  
Profit Sharing
$2,006 - $13,702  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$52,610 - $149,490  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 816
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.53 - $44.11  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $38.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$516 - $26,008  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,006 - $13,702  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$52,610 - $149,490  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 816
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Job Description for Accounting Director
Accounting directors lead a company's accounting efforts, handling a variety of financial and supervisory tasks. Their day-to-day work mostly consists of using software to track and audit financial data; extensive knowledge of standards, regulations, and policies are necessary to ensure the accuracy of any conclusions made in reports. The accounting director position is generally considered a supervisory role that includes training and overseeing the work of other accountants. Accounting directors also hold meetings with management and work with other departments to gather data and present analysis and recommendations. At times, this position may require contact with government agencies in specific instances.
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Accounting Director Tasks
  • Provide oversight to accounting initiatives within organization.
  • Enforce integrity of accounting procedures.
  • Oversee accounting staff.
  • Contribute to vision and direction of accounting initiatives within the organization.
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Pay by Experience Level for Accounting Director
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Boston
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San Francisco
up arrow 27%
Houston
up arrow 24%
New York
up arrow 20%
Chicago
up arrow 18%
Los Angeles
up arrow 7%
National Average
$97,000
Phoenix
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Jacksonville
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Experience Affects Accounting Director Salaries

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$97,000

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Gender
Female
58%
female alumni
 
Male
42%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
33%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 12%
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