The average pay for an Entry-Level Finance Director is $73,815 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Financial Modeling, Forecasting, and Senior Financial Management.

$41,439 - $121,655
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MEDIAN: $73,815
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$16.00 - $31.79
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,439 - $121,655  
   
Bonus
$301.00 - $29,985  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,863  
Commission
$56,600  
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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$41,182 - $133,019  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 401
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$16.00 - $31.79  
   
Overtime
$30.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$301.00 - $29,985  
   
Commission
$56,600  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,863  
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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$41,182 - $133,019  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 30

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Finance Director Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Finance Director in Dallas:
"Don't pigeon-hole your career."
Be open to other opportunities outside of Finance that may come available to round yourself out, gain exposure to other leaders, and learn all you can about the organization.

Finance Director in Maple Grove:
"Attention to detail and ethics are key."
Surround yourself with the most seasoned accountants in your hiring range. I don't recommend entry level accountants for a corporate environment unless it is A/R, A/P, or Payroll.

Finance Director in Chicago:
"Time and people management is key. Planning is critical."
This is a high stress job in some companies. Plan ahead and manage up as well as down. Make sure you have a good "right" hand that you can trust. If you don't know how to delegate learn to. Learn to mange people - they don't teach you that in school. You are only as good as the team you build.

Key Stats for Finance Director

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.
061
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
33%
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Skills That Affect Finance Director Salaries

Financial Modeling
up arrow 73%

Forecasting
up arrow 51%

Senior Financial Management
up arrow 27%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 5%

Budget Management
up arrow 3%

Operations Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$73,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 5%

Budgeting
up arrow 10%

Financial Reporting
up arrow 11%

Accounting
up arrow 18%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 24%

General Ledger Accounting
up arrow 26%

Accounts Payable
up arrow 32%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 34%

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 36%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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