The average pay for an Entry-Level Finance Director is $73,378 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Forecasting, Financial Modeling, and Senior Financial Management.

$41,311 - $120,271
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MEDIAN: $73,377
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$16.19 - $31.20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,311 - $120,271  
   
Bonus
$394.53 - $28,185  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $20,000  
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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$40,820 - $129,899  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 385
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$16.19 - $31.20  
   
Overtime
$30.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$394.53 - $28,185  
   
Commission
$56,600  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $20,000  
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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$40,820 - $129,899  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 33

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Finance Director Advice

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
51 %
Male
49 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
33%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Finance Director Salaries

Forecasting
up arrow 58%

Financial Modeling
up arrow 55%

Senior Financial Management
up arrow 28%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 6%

Budget Management
up arrow 2%

Operations Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$72,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Cash Flow Management
up arrow 11%

Financial Reporting
up arrow 12%

Budgeting
up arrow 12%

Accounting
up arrow 17%

General Ledger Accounting
up arrow 25%

Accounts Payable
up arrow 31%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 34%

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 35%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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