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Financial Director Salary

Slightly less than two-thirds of Financial Directors in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $35K to $135K per year, and the average comes out to $65K per year. Most Financial Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. Although nearly one in five lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and more than half get dental coverage, too. Female Financial Directors survey participants are more prevalent than men — 65 percent of professionals. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$36,302 - $127,154
(Median)
$36K
$65K
$130K
MEDIAN: $65,006
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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
$36,302 - $127,154  
   
Bonus
$497.77 - $25,297  
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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$34,938 - $135,462  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 118
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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
$497.77 - $25,297  
   
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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$34,938 - $135,462  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 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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Job skills reported by Financial Directors are limited. 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.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Financial Directors. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $54K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $60K. Financial Directors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $84K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $90K.

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Experience Affects Financial Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 46%

Experienced
up arrow 35%

National Average
$62,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Financial Director Salaries

National Average
$62,000

Financial Analysis
up arrow 6%

Budget Management
up arrow 7%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 21%