Corporate Directors in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $108K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Corporate Directors making up 52 percent of survey respondents. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$61,191 - $148,605
MEDIAN: $108,355

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$60,729 - $160,931  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 131
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Job Description for Corporate Director

A corporate director is a high-level executive that manages a particular aspect of a corporation's operations. Typically, the director is part of an executive board or team. He or she is assigned to oversee specific areas of concern to the company, such as manufacturing, marketing, accounting, or human resources. The corporate director supervises managers who report directly to him or her. The director works with these managers to set budgets for operations and expenses.


Corporate Director Tasks

  • Approve the corporation’s annual budget and determine the salaries of board members.
  • Supervise the financial performance of the company, working to protect the interests of shareholders.
  • Sit on the board of a corporation to decide policies and objectives for the company.
  • Participate in the process of selecting and monitoring the performance of the corporation’s CEO.

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Pay by Experience Level for Corporate Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $75K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $94K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $114K. Corporate Directors with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $124K.

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Experience Affects Corporate Director Salaries

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Skills That Affect Corporate Director Salaries

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Operations Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.


48 %
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 5%