Financial Director Salary

With just below two-thirds of Financial Directors in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $35K to $141K per year and averages out to $65K annually. Women make up the majority of Financial Directors (62 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Most Financial Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. While just under one in four report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and the larger part have dental, as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$35,995 - $133,945
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$36K
$65K
$130K
MEDIAN: $65,386
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$9.07 - $27.81
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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Salary
$35,995 - $133,945  
   
Bonus
$493.16 - $28,906  
Profit Sharing
$2,710 - $7,122  
Total Pay (?
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$34,725 - $141,039  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 113
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Hourly Rate
$9.07 - $27.81  
   
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$493.16 - $28,906  
   
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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$34,725 - $141,039  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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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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Financial Directors typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Those who have experience with Budget Management, Financial Reporting, and Financial Analysis can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Financial Analysis, Financial Reporting, and Budget Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Financial Director

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


Financial Directors generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $53K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $60K. Financial Directors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $84K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $89K.

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Experience Affects Financial Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 42%

Experienced
up arrow 34%

National Average
$62,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Financial Director Salaries

National Average
$62,000

Budget Management
up arrow 4%


Financial Analysis
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 22%
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