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Accounting Director Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Accounting Director is $95,499 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Accounting and People Management.
Accounting Director Salary (?
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$53,305 - $135,830
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $95,499
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Accounting Director Salary (?
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$13.91 - $43.44
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MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$53,305 - $135,830  
   
Bonus
$15.78 - $26,607  
Profit Sharing
$1,850 - $14,874  
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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$53,265 - $153,935  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 684
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$13.91 - $43.44  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $57.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$15.78 - $26,607  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,850 - $14,874  
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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$53,265 - $153,935  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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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

San Francisco
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New York
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Boston
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Chicago
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Los Angeles
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Dallas
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National Average
$98,000
Nashville
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Phoenix
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Seattle
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St. Louis
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Experience Affects Accounting Director Salaries

National Average
$98,000

Skills That Affect Accounting Director Salaries

Accounting
up arrow 16%
Budget Management
0%
National Average
$98,000
Financial Reporting
up arrow 2%
up arrow 10%
Payroll Administration
up arrow 46%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 223 votes.

Gender

Female
60%
female alumni
 
Male
40%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 12%