Director of Finance & Administration Salary

Directors of Finance & Administration in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with somewhere between two-thirds and three-fourths bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $85K annually on average but can range from $51K to $149K per year. Total cash compensation for Directors of Finance & Administration runs from $51K to $149K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $29K and profit sharing that can reach almost $15K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Female Directors of Finance & Administration are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (62 percent) are women. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Directors of Finance & Administration. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$51,215 - $133,540
(Median)
$51K
$85K
$130K
MEDIAN: $85,337
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$17.57 - $49.30
(Median)
$18
$28
$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
$51,215 - $133,540  
   
Bonus
$101.37 - $29,263  
Profit Sharing
$1,775 - $14,606  
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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$50,730 - $149,002  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,255
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.57 - $49.30  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $40.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$101.37 - $29,263  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,775 - $14,606  
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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$50,730 - $149,002  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 45
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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.

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While Directors of Finance & Administration do not often become VPs of Finance and Chief Financial Officers, the job pays $141K per year on average. Career advancement for the typical Director of Finance & Administration often leads to becoming a Chief Financial Officer or a VP of Finance; median salaries in these positions are $35K higher and $49K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Director of Finance & Administration


Directors of Finance & Administration seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. 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 61 percent, 20 percent, and 12 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Payroll Administration, Human Resources, and Accounting. Those familiar with Accounting also tend to 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.


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $66K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $80K on average — a distinctly larger sum. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $96K in this role. Directors of Finance & Administration who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $93K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Directors of Finance & Administration that is 37 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Directors of Finance & Administration can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+33 percent), Seattle (+26 percent), Washington (+20 percent), and Los Angeles (+17 percent). The lowest-paying market is Austin, which sits 7 percent below the national average. Workers in Atlanta and Portland earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (6 percent less and 2 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects Director of Finance & Administration Salaries



National Average
$87,000



Skills That Affect Director of Finance & Administration Salaries

Financial Modeling
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Budget Management
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Microsoft Excel
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Financial Reporting
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$87,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 295 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 11%
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