Accounting Director Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Accounting Director is $93,596 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 People Management and Accounting.
Accounting Director Total Pay (?
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$53,348 - $132,422
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MEDIAN: $93,595
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Accounting Director Total Pay (?
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$13.35 - $44.84
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$53,348 - $132,422  
   
Bonus
$302.01 - $25,956  
Profit Sharing
$1,906 - $14,768  
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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$52,579 - $150,675  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 756
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$13.35 - $44.84  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $38.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$302.01 - $25,956  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,906 - $14,768  
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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$52,579 - $150,675  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 756
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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 Difference By Location
Chicago
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Boston
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Houston
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San Francisco
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New York
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Los Angeles
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National Average
$97,000
Nashville
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Phoenix
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Jacksonville
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Experience Affects Accounting Director Salaries

National Average
$97,000

Skills That Affect Accounting Director Salaries

People Management
up arrow 13%
Accounting
up arrow 12%
National Average
$97,000
Budget Management
up arrow 1%
Financial Reporting
up arrow 4%
up arrow 11%
Account Management
up arrow 17%
Payroll Administration
up arrow 45%
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Gender
Female
59%
female alumni
 
Male
41%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
33%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 12%
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