Entry-Level Finance Director Salary

The average pay for an Entry-Level Finance Director is $74,344 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Financial Modeling, Forecasting, and Senior Financial Management.

$41,376 - $122,054
$41K
$74K
$120K
MEDIAN: $74,344
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$16.00 - $31.79
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MEDIAN: $23.36
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,376 - $122,054  
   
Bonus
$302.01 - $30,411  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,933  
Commission
$13,200  
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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$41,161 - $134,544  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 377
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.00 - $31.79  
   
Overtime
$30.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$302.01 - $30,411  
   
Commission
$13,200  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,933  
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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$41,161 - $134,544  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 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
48 %
Male
52 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
34%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Finance Director Salaries

Financial Modeling
▲52%

Forecasting
▲50%

Senior Financial Management
▲26%

Financial Analysis
▲9%

Budget Management
▲2%

Operations Management
▼0%

National Average
$73,000

Budgeting
▼5%

Microsoft Excel
▼5%

Financial Reporting
▼11%

Accounting
▼20%

Strategic Planning
▼25%

General Ledger Accounting
▼26%

Accounts Payable
▼32%

Payroll Administration
▼35%

Accounts Receivable
▼36%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 17%