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Director of Finance & Administration Salary

Directors of Finance & Administration in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — a little under three-quarters have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $51K to $150K per year, median earnings come to $86K per year. Total cash compensation to Directors of Finance & Administration approaches anywhere from $51K on the lower end to $150K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $30K from bonuses and upwards of $15K from profit sharing. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. There are more female Directors of Finance & Administration who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 62 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most Directors of Finance & Administration like their work and job satisfaction is high. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$51,194 - $134,063
(Median)
$51K
$86K
$130K
MEDIAN: $85,501
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50%
90%

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$17.57 - $49.30
(Median)
$18
$27
$49
MEDIAN: $26.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,194 - $134,063  
   
Bonus
$199.11 - $29,691  
Profit Sharing
$1,949 - $14,657  
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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$50,680 - $149,861  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,259
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.57 - $49.30  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $47.06  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$199.11 - $29,691  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,949 - $14,657  
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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$50,680 - $149,861  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 45

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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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While Directors of Finance & Administration do not often become VPs of Finance and Chief Financial Officers, the job pays $142K per year on average. Chief Financial Officers or VPs of Finance are common next-step roles for Directors of Finance & Administration moving up in their careers; annual pay for Chief Financial Officers is $35K higher on average, and it's $50K higher for VPs of Finance.

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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 61 percent, 20 percent, and 12 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Payroll Administration, Human Resources, and Accounting. Most people familiar with 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.


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $66K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $80K. Directors of Finance & Administration see a median salary of $96K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Directors of Finance & Administration who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $94K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Directors of Finance & Administration, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 39 percent above the national average. Directors of Finance & Administration will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+33 percent), Seattle (+26 percent), Washington (+22 percent), and Los Angeles (+19 percent). Austin ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 7 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 6 percent less in Atlanta and 2 percent less in Portland, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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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 315 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: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 11%
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