Credit / Collections Director Salary

Salaries for Collections Directors in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($98K) per year. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Most Collections Directors survey respondents are men (70 percent). Nearly all enjoy medical while almost all get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$61,862 - $134,903
MEDIAN: $98,263

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$61,862 - $134,903  
$4,790 - $29,322  
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$62,724 - $154,993  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 177
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Job Description for Credit / Collections Director

As the available avenues of credit continue to expand, it becomes all the more important for credit-issuing businesses to make smarter and more informed choices when determining applicants' eligibility and credit-worthiness, as it remains important to ensure that those who draw credit repay their debts in a timely fashion. This is why such businesses have departments dedicated primarily to credit and collections, and credit/collections directors are the individuals tasked with coordinating these duties.


Credit / Collections Director Tasks

  • Direct team to meet collection goals, and measure and report the team’s collection rates.
  • Work with third party agencies such as banks and law firms to resolve debt.
  • Set up debt payment plans and work with customers to help them pay off their debt.
  • Lead a credit collections team, supervise employees, and participate in hiring and disciplinary decisions.
  • Locate delinquent borrowers and notify them of their debts.

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Popular Skills for Credit / Collections Director

Collections Directors report a narrow range of specific skills. Those who have experience with Credit Control, Collections, and Financial Analysis can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Those familiar with Collections also tend to know Financial Analysis.

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What is it like working as a Credit / Collections Director?

Credit / Collections Director in Cincinnati:
"The Management."
Pros: Love what I do, love the firm I work for, love the people I work with.
Cons: The stress, the size of the firm, the lack of raises.

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Experience Affects Credit / Collections Director Salaries

National Average

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Skills That Affect Credit / Collections Director Salaries

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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.


30 %
70 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 97%
dental benefits
Dental: 92%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 3%