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Director of Finance & Administration Salary

Directors of Finance & Administration in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — more than two-thirds have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $50K to $149K per year, median earnings come to $85K per year. Final cash compensation to Directors of Finance & Administration varies from around $50K to approximately $149K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $30K and $15K, respectively. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. There are more female Directors of Finance & Administration who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 62 percent. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$50,435 - $133,530
(Median)
$50K
$85K
$130K
MEDIAN: $84,856
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50%
90%

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$17.11 - $49.05
(Median)
$17
$29
$49
MEDIAN: $28.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,435 - $133,530  
   
Bonus
$202.73 - $29,609  
Profit Sharing
$1,986 - $14,525  
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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$50,070 - $149,118  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,282
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.11 - $49.05  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $47.06  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$202.73 - $29,609  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,986 - $14,525  
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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$50,070 - $149,118  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 40

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Job Description for Director of Finance & Administration

Directors of finance and administration are experienced employees who oversee the daily financial and administrative activity for a company. This position typically require at least a bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting, finance, or another related field; it also usually requires many years of experience working in administration and financial management, with both legal degrees and management experience preferred.

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Director of Finance & Administration Tasks

  • Direct profit forecasts, expense budgets, and accounting analyses.
  • Direct daily management of budget and human resources.
  • Hire and supervise staff in daily operations.
  • Develop, refine, and direct use of accounting systems and internal control of those systems.
  • Coordinate all audits and work with internal teams to meet operating goals.

Common Career Paths for Director of Finance & Administration


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While Directors of Finance & Administration do not often become VPs of Finance and Chief Financial Officers, the job pays $142K per year on average. When Directors of Finance & Administration are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Chief Financial Officers or VPs of Finance. Those roles pay an additional $36K and $50K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Director of Finance & Administration


Directors of Finance & Administration seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, facility with Financial Modeling, Senior Financial Management, and Financial Analysis are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 57 percent, 21 percent, and 11 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Payroll Administration, Accounting, and Human Resources. Most people who know Accounting also know Financial Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Director of Finance & Administration

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


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $64K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $80K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $97K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $94K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For Directors of Finance & Administration, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 38 percent above the national average. Directors of Finance & Administration will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+33 percent), Washington (+23 percent), Chicago (+23 percent), and Seattle (+21 percent). Miami ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 12 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Austin and Atlanta (7 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Director of Finance & Administration Salaries



National Average
$86,000



Skills That Affect Director of Finance & Administration Salaries

Financial Modeling
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Budget Management
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
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Financial Reporting
0%

National Average
$86,000

Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 324 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 11%