Financial Director Salary

Just below two-thirds of Financial Directors in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $36K to $154K per year, but median earnings come to around $68K per year. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — somewhere between a fifth and a fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, the greater part have medical insurance and a little over a half receive dental plans. Work is enjoyable for Financial Directors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Financial Directors (85 percent) who participated in the survey are women. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$36,486 - $143,002
$36K
$68K
$140K
MEDIAN: $67,775
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$12.82 - $58.60
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MEDIAN: $18.36
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$36,486 - $143,002  
   
Bonus
$511 - $39,732  
Profit Sharing
$6,650  
Total Pay (?
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$35,690 - $153,927  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 70
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$12.82 - $58.60  
   
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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$35,690 - $153,927  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | 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

  • Manages the preparation of budgets, forecasts and accounting activities.
  • Directs the staff operations, business planning and budget development and compliance for the department.
  • Oversees the preparation of regulatory and financial reporting as required, and ensures compliance.
  • Develops policies and procedures to control and report financials.

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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 is an important factor influencing the compensation of Financial Directors. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $51K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $68K. Financial Directors bring in $71K after working for 10 to 20 years. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $81K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Key Stats for Financial Director

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
39%
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Experience Affects Financial Director Salaries

Late-Career
▲23%

Experienced
▲9%

Mid-Career
▲3%

National Average
$65,000

Entry-Level
▼22%

Skills That Affect Financial Director Salaries

National Average
$65,000

Budget Management
▼8%

Financial Analysis
▼11%


Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 33%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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