Financial Director Salary

Just under two-thirds of Financial Directors in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $35K to $140K per year, and the average comes out to $65K annually. While some workers in this profession — slightly less than a fourth — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. Financial Directors survey participants are largely women, dominating at 63 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$36,107 - $132,795

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$9.07 - $27.81

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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$36,107 - $132,795  
   
Bonus
$493.16 - $28,906  
Profit Sharing
$2,710 - $7,122  
Total Pay (?
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$34,796 - $139,790  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 115
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Hourly Rate
$9.07 - $27.81  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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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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$34,796 - $139,790  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 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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Survey takers who work as Financial Directors usually report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Budget Management, Financial Reporting, and Financial Analysis can expect to be compensated well for these skills. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Financial Analysis, Financial Reporting, and Budget Management. Financial Analysis and Financial Reporting are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay by Experience Level for Financial Director

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $53K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $60K. On average, Financial Directors make $84K following one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $87K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Financial Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 40%

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

Financial Reporting
up arrow 4%

Budget Management
up arrow 4%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 22%
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