Corporate Director Salary

Wages for Corporate Directors in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($113K) per year. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Male Corporate Directors are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 56 percent of the field. Nearly all receive medical and dental insurance and more than half get vision insurance. Job satisfaction for Corporate Directors is high. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$61,689 - $150,425
$62K
$110K
$150K
MEDIAN: $112,719
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$61,689 - $150,425  
   
Bonus
$4,027 - $26,819  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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$61,079 - $160,713  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 115

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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.

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Corporate Director Tasks

  • 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.
  • 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.

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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. The average beginner in this position makes around $71K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $95K. Experienced professionals who have spent one to two decades on the job can score lucrative paychecks that average out to $120K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $130K.

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Key Stats for Corporate Director

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
38%
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Experience Affects Corporate Director Salaries

Late-Career
▲10%

Experienced
▲1%

National Average
$118,000

Mid-Career
▼20%

Entry-Level
▼40%

Skills That Affect Corporate Director Salaries

Project Management
▲5%

National Average
$118,000

Operations Management
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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