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. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $29K and $15K, respectively — total cash payment to Directors of Finance & Administration can bottom out near $52K or peak near $153K depending on individual performance. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Female Directors of Finance & Administration are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (62 percent) are women. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$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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90%

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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.

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Directors of Finance & Administration sometimes assume positions such as VPs of Finance and Chief Financial Officers. That role pays $144K 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 $33K and $48K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Director of Finance & Administration


Survey takers working as Directors of Finance & Administration report using a large range of professional skills. 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. Those educated in Accounting tend to be well versed 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 with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $99K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $96K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $89,551

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

Surpassing the national average by 41 percent, Directors of Finance & Administration in Seattle receive some of the highest pay in the country. 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 smallest paychecks in the market, 6 percent south of the national average, can be found in Portland.

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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
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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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