Financial Director Salary

Financial Directors who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up around three in five of Financial Directors. Pay fluctuates from $35K to $156K per year, but expected earnings average $70K per year. Most Financial Directors report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Financial Directors (84 percent) who responded to the survey are women. One-fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a majority report medical coverage and approximately half claim dental coverage as well. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$36,150 - $151,143
$36K
$70K
$150K
MEDIAN: $69,634
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90%

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$12.16 - $58.19
$12
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$58
MEDIAN: $17.97
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$36,150 - $151,143  
   
Bonus
$507 - $40,268  
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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$34,953 - $156,153  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 66
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$12.16 - $58.19  
   
Overtime
$25.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$507 - $40,268  
   
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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$34,953 - $156,153  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | 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

  • 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
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
39%
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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 12 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 30%
no benefits
None: 24%
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