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Financial Director Salary

Financial Directors in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent just under two-thirds of Financial Directors. Salaries average out to around $64K per year and spread from $35K to $134K per year. More than half of Financial Directors (63 percent) survey participants are women. Job satisfaction for Financial Directors is high. Although just over a fifth lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and the larger part get dental coverage, too. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$36,050 - $128,205
(Median)
$36K
$64K
$130K
MEDIAN: $63,736
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90%

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$9.14 - $27.62
(Median)
$9
$16
$28
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$36,050 - $128,205  
   
Bonus
$491.94 - $25,532  
Profit Sharing
$2,710 - $7,122  
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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$34,796 - $134,128  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 114
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$9.14 - $27.62  
   
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$491.94 - $25,532  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,710 - $7,122  
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).
)
$34,796 - $134,128  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 11

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Job Description for Financial Director

The financial director is the executive responsible for a company's finances. They manage the people or teams who gather, analyze, and report financial data related to the company's operations. Typically, they report directly to the chief executive officer and the board of directors; depending on the company, they may be offered a seat on the board.

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Financial 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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Survey takers who work as Financial Directors report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Financial Analysis, Budget Management, and Financial Reporting can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Financial Reporting, Budget Management, and Financial Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Financial Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Financial Directors, more experience generally translates to higher pay. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $54K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $59K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Financial Directors make a median salary of $81K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $90K on average.

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Experience Affects Financial Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 48%

Experienced
up arrow 33%

National Average
$61,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Financial Director Salaries

National Average
$61,000

Financial Analysis
up arrow 5%

Budget Management
up arrow 6%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 22%
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