More than two-thirds of Directors of Finance & Administration in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $54K to $152K per year, and the average comes out to $88K per year. Final cash compensation to Directors of Finance & Administration varies from around $54K to approximately $152K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $26K and $22K, respectively. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Directors of Finance & Administration, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Directors of Finance & Administration survey participants are largely women, dominating at 63 percent. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$54,547 - $141,994
(Median)
$55K
$88K
$140K
MEDIAN: $88,317
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90%

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$15.72 - $48.48
(Median)
$16
$29
$48
MEDIAN: $29.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$54,547 - $141,994  
   
Bonus
$255.32 - $25,757  
Profit Sharing
$1,464 - $21,618  
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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$54,462 - $151,914  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 940
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$15.72 - $48.48  
   
Overtime
$30.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$255.32 - $25,757  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,464 - $21,618  
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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$54,462 - $151,914  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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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 who advance into the role of a VP of Finance or Chief Financial Officer are fairly uncommon. VPs of Finance and Chief Financial Officers on average earn $145K per year. Directors of Finance & Administration moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Chief Financial Officers or VPs of Finance. The median paychecks in those roles are $32K higher and $48K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Director of Finance & Administration


Directors of Finance & Administration seem to wield many 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 50 percent, 13 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. Those listing Accounts Payable as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Office Management and Payroll Administration also typically command lower compensation. The majority of those 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.


People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $70K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $83K. Directors of Finance & Administration with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $97K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $96K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $90,389

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

Home to some of the best pay for Directors of Finance & Administration, Dallas offers exceptional salaries, 37 percent above the national average. Directors of Finance & Administration will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+35 percent), Houston (+33 percent), Seattle (+30 percent), and New York (+27 percent). Compared to the national average, Nashville Directors of Finance & Administration have considerably lower salaries, 25 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Cincinnati and Austin are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 22 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively.

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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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Budgeting
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$90,000

Financial Reporting
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Budget Management
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Accounting
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General Ledger Accounting
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Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 160 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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