The majority of Directors of Finance & Administration in the United States — a little under three-quarters — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $53K to $152K per year, and the median is $88K annually. Total incomes of Directors of Finance & Administration incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $27K from bonuses and close to $21K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $53K and $152K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most Directors of Finance & Administration report high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Directors of Finance & Administration (64 percent) who took the survey are female. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$53,678 - $141,455
$54K
$88K
$140K
MEDIAN: $87,981
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$15.51 - $47.37
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$28
$47
MEDIAN: $27.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$53,678 - $141,455  
   
Bonus
$200.44 - $26,561  
Profit Sharing
$912 - $21,438  
Total Pay (?
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$52,994 - $152,443  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 964
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$15.51 - $47.37  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $59.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$200.44 - $26,561  
   
Profit Sharing
$912 - $21,438  
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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$52,994 - $152,443  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 30

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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

  • 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.
  • Hire and supervise staff in daily operations.
  • Direct profit forecasts, expense budgets, and accounting analyses.
  • Direct daily management of budget and human resources.

Common Career Paths for Director of Finance & Administration


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While not commonly seen, Directors of Finance & Administration who transition into a VP of Finance or Chief Financial Officer position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for VPs of Finance and Chief Financial Officers is $145K per year. 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 $33K 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 report using 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 48 percent, 14 percent, and 10 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. 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.


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $69K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $83K on average — a distinctly larger sum. On average, Directors of Finance & Administration make $97K following one to two decades on the job. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $96K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $89,594

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

With a pay rate for Directors of Finance & Administration that is 47 percent greater than the national average, Denver offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Directors of Finance & Administration can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+38 percent), San Francisco (+36 percent), San Diego (+36 percent), and Seattle (+34 percent). Directors of Finance & Administration in Nashville take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 25 percent less than the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Cincinnati and Austin (21 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Director of Finance & Administration

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 167 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
33%
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Experience Affects Director of Finance & Administration Salaries



National Average
$90,000



Skills That Affect Director of Finance & Administration Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 167 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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