A Finance Director earns an average salary of $107,107 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Strategic Planning, Financial Modeling, Forecasting, and People Management. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$57,907 - $156,877
(Median)
$58K
$110K
$160K
MEDIAN: $107,106
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$16.29 - $49.49
(Median)
$16
$25
$49
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$57,907 - $156,877  
   
Bonus
$2,496 - $36,372  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $24,468  
Commission
$6,128 - $146,807  
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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$56,209 - $182,202  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,873
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$16.29 - $49.49  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $50.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$2,496 - $36,372  
   
Commission
$6,128 - $146,807  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $24,468  
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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$56,209 - $182,202  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 86
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Job Description for Finance Director

Finance directors hold a leadership position, so general management duties such as scheduling, hiring, and carrying out performance evaluations may be necessary. These directors generally lead a finance team in creating strategic plans regarding the company's finances; this includes both accounting duties and financial analyses and projections. The team which the finance director leads should identify risks and areas in need of improvement so the company can identify mistakes before they come to realization and further increase profits.

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Finance Director Tasks

  • Oversees the preparation of regulatory and financial reporting as required, and ensures compliance.
  • Develops policies and procedures to control and report financials.
  • Manages the preparation of budgets, forecasts and accounting activities.
  • Directs the staff operations, business planning and budget development and compliance for the department.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $115,269

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What is it like working as a Finance Director?

Finance Director in Snoqualmie:
"Implementing the vision of the Organization."
Pros: Finger on the pulse of the operation. I enjoy being the gate keeper.
Cons: I sometimes have to say no to department heads who are close to budget.

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Experience Affects Finance Director Salaries



National Average
$115,000



Skills That Affect Finance Director Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 402 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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