Director of Finance & Administration Salary

Directors of Finance & Administration in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with between two-thirds and three-fourths bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $86K annually on average but can range from $51K to $150K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $29K and $14K, respectively — total cash payment to Directors of Finance & Administration can bottom out near $51K or peak near $150K depending on individual performance. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Women make up the majority of Directors of Finance & Administration (62 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Directors of Finance & Administration. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$51,248 - $134,648

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$17.66 - $49.21

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$51,248 - $134,648  
   
Bonus
$100.00 - $29,308  
Profit Sharing
$1,825 - $14,495  
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 - $150,316  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,249
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$17.66 - $49.21  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $40.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$100.00 - $29,308  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,825 - $14,495  
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 - $150,316  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 46
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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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It's not very common for Directors of Finance & Administration to move on to become VPs of Finance and Chief Financial Officers. Average pay for a VP of Finance or Chief Financial Officer is $141K annually. The most common next step for a Director of Finance & Administration is to become a Chief Financial Officer or a VP of Finance. The former position pays an additional $35K per year on average, and the latter position pays $49K more per year.

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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 60 percent, 20 percent, and 12 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Payroll Administration, Human Resources, and Accounting. Those proficient in Accounting are, more often than not, also skilled 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.


Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $67K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $80K on average. After working for 10 to 20 years, Directors of Finance & Administration make a median salary of $96K. 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 $94K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Directors of Finance & Administration, San Diego provides a pay rate that is 40 percent greater than the national average. Directors of Finance & Administration can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+36 percent), Boston (+34 percent), Seattle (+27 percent), and Washington (+19 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Austin, 7 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Atlanta and Portland (6 percent lower and 3 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

Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 284 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: 12%
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