Director of Finance & Administration Salary

The majority of Directors of Finance & Administration in the United States — more than two-thirds — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $51K to $150K per year, and the median is $86K annually. Final cash compensation to Directors of Finance & Administration varies from around $51K to approximately $150K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $29K and $15K, respectively. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. The majority of Directors of Finance & Administration (62 percent) who took the survey are female. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$51,191 - $134,220
(Median)
$51K
$86K
$130K
MEDIAN: $85,525
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$17.49 - $49.40
(Median)
$17
$27
$49
MEDIAN: $27.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,191 - $134,220  
   
Bonus
$102.56 - $29,228  
Profit Sharing
$1,800 - $14,553  
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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$50,702 - $149,835  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,251
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.49 - $49.40  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $40.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$102.56 - $29,228  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,800 - $14,553  
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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$50,702 - $149,835  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | 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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Though not the most common occurrence, Directors of Finance & Administration sometimes become VPs of Finance and Chief Financial Officers, where the average income is $141K per year. Directors of Finance & Administration typically move into roles as Chief Financial Officers or VPs of Finance, and those positions pay $35K more and $49K more, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Director of Finance & Administration


Survey results imply that Directors of Finance & Administration deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. 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 seem to negatively impact pay include Payroll Administration, Human Resources, and Accounting. 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.


The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $66K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $80K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $96K in this role. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $94K.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Directors of Finance & Administration, San Diego offers exceptional salaries, 40 percent above the national average. Directors of Finance & Administration can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+37 percent), Boston (+34 percent), Seattle (+28 percent), and Washington (+19 percent). Trailing the national average by 7 percent, Austin is the market with the smallest paychecks. Atlanta and Portland are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 6 percent lower and 2 percent lower, 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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Financial Reporting
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Budget Management
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Microsoft Excel
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National Average
$87,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 293 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
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 11%
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