Director of Finance & Administration Salary

Directors of Finance & Administration in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with more than two-thirds bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $88K per year on average but can range from $52K to $153K per year. Total cash compensation to Directors of Finance & Administration bottoms out near $52K and approaches $153K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $29K from bonuses and almost $15K from profit sharing. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women make up the majority of Directors of Finance & Administration (62 percent) who completed the questionnaire. 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. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$52,306 - $137,418
(Median)
$52K
$88K
$140K
MEDIAN: $87,906
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$18.12 - $49.40
(Median)
$18
$30
$49
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$52,306 - $137,418  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,321  
Profit Sharing
$1,825 - $15,223  
Commission
$15,000  
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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$51,642 - $152,687  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,297
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$18.12 - $49.40  
   
Overtime
$23.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,321  
   
Commission
$15,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,825 - $15,223  
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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$51,642 - $152,687  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 44
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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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There are some Directors of Finance & Administration — though it's uncommon — that transition into VPs of Finance and Chief Financial Officers, where earnings are an average $144K annually. Typical career progression for a Director of Finance & Administration involves becoming a Chief Financial Officer or a VP of Finance, roles that pay $33K more and $48K more on average.

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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 51 percent, 17 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Payroll Administration, Human Resources, and Auditing. Most people skilled in Accounting are similarly competent in Financial Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Director of Finance & Administration

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


Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $69K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $82K. Directors of Finance & Administration claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $99K. 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 $96K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $89,551

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Directors of Finance & Administration, busy Seattle offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 41 percent above the national average. Directors of Finance & Administration will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+36 percent), San Francisco (+34 percent), Boston (+31 percent), and Washington (+18 percent). The lowest-paying market is Portland, which sits 6 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Director of Finance & Administration Salaries



National Average
$90,000



Skills That Affect Director of Finance & Administration Salaries

Financial Modeling
up arrow 51%




Financial Reporting
0%

Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
$90,000

Budget Management
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General Ledger Accounting
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Auditing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 259 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
42%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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