Financial Director Salary

Financial Directors in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent roughly three in five of Financial Directors. Salaries average out to around $64K annually and spread from $35K to $140K per year. Although just over one in five lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and one-half get dental coverage, too. Women account for the majority of Financial Directors who responded to the questionnaire — 67 percent to be exact. For the most part, Financial Directors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$35,637 - $125,445
(Median)
$36K
$64K
$130K
MEDIAN: $63,640
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$10.50 - $26.50
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$17
$26
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$35,637 - $125,445  
   
Bonus
$490.68 - $29,361  
Profit Sharing
$6,753  
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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$35,122 - $139,620  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 119
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.50 - $26.50  
   
Overtime
$25.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$490.68 - $29,361  
   
Profit Sharing
$6,753  
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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$35,122 - $139,620  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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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 who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Those who have experience with Budget Management, Financial Analysis, and Financial Reporting can expect to be compensated well for these skills. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Financial Reporting and Financial Analysis. Many workers who know Financial Analysis also know Financial Reporting.

Pay by Experience Level for Financial Director

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


Financial Directors who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $53K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $59K. Financial Directors see a median salary of $70K after reaching one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $85K.

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Experience Affects Financial Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 40%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

National Average
$61,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Financial Director Salaries

National Average
$61,000

Budget Management
up arrow 2%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 7%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
medical benefits
Vision: 39%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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