Director of Finance & Administration Salary

Directors of Finance & Administration in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent between two-thirds and three-fourths of Directors of Finance & Administration. Salaries average out to around $88K per year and spread from $52K to $155K per year. Total cash earnings of Directors of Finance & Administration range from $52K on the low end to $155K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $30K and $20K, respectively. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Directors of Finance & Administration survey participants are largely women, dominating at 65 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Directors of Finance & Administration. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$51,089 - $146,374
$51K
$87K
$150K
MEDIAN: $87,489
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50%
90%

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$15.46 - $46.50
$15
$25
$47
MEDIAN: $25.34
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$0$157K
Salary $51,089 - $146,374
Bonus $199.33 - $29,994
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $21,618
Commission $14,000
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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$50,831 - $157,915
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,053
Hourly Data $0$59
Hourly Rate $15.46 - $46.50
Overtime $0.00 - $59.60
Annual Data $0$157K
Bonus $199.33 - $29,994
Commission $14,000
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $21,618
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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$50,831 - $157,915
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 39

Job Description for Director of Finance & Administration

Directors of finance and administration are experienced employees who oversee the daily financial and administrative activity for a company. This position typically require at least a bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting, finance, or another related field; it also usually requires many years of experience working in administration and financial management, with both legal degrees and management experience preferred.

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Director of Finance & Administration Tasks

  • Develop, refine, and direct use of accounting systems and internal control of those systems.
  • Coordinate all audits and work with internal teams to meet operating goals.
  • Hire and supervise staff in daily operations.
  • Direct profit forecasts, expense budgets, and accounting analyses.
  • Direct daily management of budget and human resources.

Common Career Paths for Director of Finance & Administration


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Directors of Finance & Administration sometimes assume positions such as VPs of Finance and Chief Financial Officers. That role pays $145K per year on average. Chief Financial Officers or VPs of Finance are common next-step roles for Directors of Finance & Administration moving up in their careers; annual pay for Chief Financial Officers is $34K higher on average, and it's $50K higher for VPs of Finance.

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Popular Skills for Director of Finance & Administration


Directors of Finance & Administration seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Financial Modeling, Senior Financial Management, and Financial Analysis are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 46 percent, 15 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. Those listing Accounts Payable as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Office Management and Payroll Administration also typically command lower compensation. The majority of those who know Accounting also know Financial Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Director of Finance & Administration

Pay by Experience for a Director of Finance & Administration has a positive trend. An entry-level Director of Finance & Administration with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 161 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Director of Finance & Administration with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 305 salaries. An experienced Director of Finance & Administration which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $96,000 based on 504 salaries. A Director of Finance & Administration with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $97,000 based on 327 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $88,785

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Directors of Finance & Administration in San Diego enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 63 percent above the national average. Directors of Finance & Administration will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+53 percent), San Francisco (+44 percent), Dallas (+40 percent), and Seattle (+39 percent). Directors of Finance & Administration' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Directors of Finance & Administration in Nashville bring in salaries that are 24 percent lower than the national average. Workers in Cincinnati and Irvine earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (21 percent less and 15 percent less, respectively).

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Key Stats for Director of Finance & Administration

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 219 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
32%

Experience Affects Director of Finance & Administration Salaries

▲9%

▲8%

National Average
$89,000

▼4%

▼18%

Skills That Affect Director of Finance & Administration Salaries

Financial Modeling
▲48%



▲4%


National Average
$89,000



▼2%

▼4%







Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 219 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 11%