Financial Directors in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with just under two-thirds bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $67K per year on average but can range from $35K to $150K per year. The vast majority of Financial Directors (83 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Most Financial Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. While approximately one in four report receiving no health benefits, more than half do receive medical coverage, and slightly more than half have dental, as well. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$36,590 - $130,834
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$37K
$67K
$130K
MEDIAN: $66,824
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$12.87 - $58.19
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$13
$18
$58
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$36,590 - $130,834  
   
Bonus
$511 - $39,732  
Profit Sharing
$6,650  
Total Pay (?
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$35,420 - $150,117  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 71
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$12.87 - $58.19  
   
Overtime
$25.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$511 - $39,732  
   
Profit Sharing
$6,650  
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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$35,420 - $150,117  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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

  • 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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Pay by Experience Level for Financial Director

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


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $51K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $64K. Financial Directors bring in $76K after working for 10 to 20 years. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $81K.

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Experience Affects Financial Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

National Average
$65,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Skills That Affect Financial Director Salaries

National Average
$65,000

Budget Management
up arrow 7%


Financial Analysis
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
medical benefits
Vision: 32%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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