Financial Director Salary

With approximately three-fifths 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 $140K per year and averages out to $64K annually. While some workers in this profession — just under one in four — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and close to one-half have dental insurance. The majority of Financial Directors (67 percent) who took the survey are female. Most Financial Directors report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$35,637 - $125,445
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$36K
$64K
$130K
MEDIAN: $63,640
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$10.50 - $26.50
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$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 (?
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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 report a focused set of job 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. Financial Analysis and Financial Reporting are also commonly seen together.

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. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $53K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $59K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $70K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income 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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