Financial Director Salary

The majority of Financial Directors in the United States — just under three-fifths — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $35K to $154K per year, and the median is $69K annually. While some workers in this profession — slightly more than a fifth — do not have any health coverage, more than half do receive medical benefits and slightly less than half have dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Financial Directors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most Financial Directors survey respondents are women (78 percent). Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$36,693 - $151,192
$37K
$69K
$150K
MEDIAN: $69,160
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50%
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$12.36 - $57.21
$12
$18
$57
MEDIAN: $17.97
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$36,693 - $151,192  
   
Bonus
$494.93 - $39,453  
Profit Sharing
$6,531  
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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$35,169 - $154,040  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 72
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$12.36 - $57.21  
   
Overtime
$25.50  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$494.93 - $39,453  
   
Profit Sharing
$6,531  
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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$35,169 - $154,040  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 13

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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

  • Manages the preparation of budgets, forecasts and accounting activities.
  • Directs the staff operations, business planning and budget development and compliance for the department.
  • Oversees the preparation of regulatory and financial reporting as required, and ensures compliance.
  • Develops policies and procedures to control and report financials.

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Pay by Experience Level for Financial Director

Pay by Experience for a Financial Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Financial Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 25 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Financial Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 14 salaries. An experienced Financial Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 24 salaries. A Financial Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 30 salaries.

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Key Stats for Financial Director

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
35%
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Experience Affects Financial Director Salaries

▲30%

Experienced
▲10%

Mid-Career
▲8%

National Average
$66,000

▼21%

Skills That Affect Financial Director Salaries

Financial Analysis
▼0%

National Average
$66,000

Budget Management
▼9%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
vision benefits
Vision: 30%
no benefits
None: 23%
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