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Finance Director Salary (United States)

A Finance Director earns an average salary of $100,513 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Strategic Planning, Forecasting, Financial Modeling, Financial Analysis, and Senior Financial Management. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience.
Finance Director Salary (?
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$54,486 - $148,668
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MEDIAN: $100,513
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Finance Director Salary (?
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$15.14 - $43.35
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$54,486 - $148,668  
   
Bonus
$172.00 - $35,164  
Profit Sharing
$1,494 - $23,986  
Commission
$-0.50 - $119,195  
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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$52,937 - $174,006  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,791
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$15.14 - $43.35  
   
Overtime
$1.45 - $54.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$172.00 - $35,164  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $119,195  
Profit Sharing
$1,494 - $23,986  
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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$52,937 - $174,006  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 113
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Job Description for Finance Director

A finance director is someone who oversees and handles all of the finances of a particular company and/or workplace. The finance director's job consists of many different tasks, including handling the budget and money for the company, as well as communicating the financial situation with others in the business and with the general public (if the company is accountable to the stockholders or the public). A finance director manages the preparation of budgets, forecasts and accounting activities for the company or organization. To do this job requires not only being good with money, but also requires excellent people skills for the sake of communication and cooperation within the organization. A finance director develops policies and procedures to control and report financials, including keeping records of all previous finances. Most of this work is mental. This job is also partly physical, as you have to input information either on a computer or on paper, or even both. A finance director is also required to go to meetings to report financial situations of the company in question. The finance director oversees the preparation of regulatory and financial reporting as required, and ensures compliance. A finance director directs the staff operations, business planning and budget development and compliance for the department and/or company. The finance director has someone he or she reports to when making a decision or recommendation. The finance director is also the one held accountable if the business gets into any sort of financial trouble with or without the law.
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 by Experience Level for Finance Director

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Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$106,000
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Finance Director Reviews

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

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$106,000

Skills That Affect Finance Director Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
45%
female alumni
 
Male
55%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 9%