The average salary for a Finance Director is $111,717.
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Job Description for Finance Director
Finance directors hold a leadership position, so general management duties such as scheduling, hiring, and carrying out performance evaluations may be necessary. These directors generally lead a finance team in creating strategic plans regarding the company's finances; this includes both accounting duties and financial analyses and projections. The team which the finance director leads should identify risks and areas in need of improvement so the company can identify mistakes before they come to…Read more
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Popular Employer Salaries for Finance Director
The top respondents for the job title Finance Director are from the companies American Airlines, American Express Co. (AMEX) and AstraZeneca, United States. Reported salaries are highest at Nike, Inc. where the average pay is $149,623. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include AstraZeneca, United States and Eli Lilly and Company, earning around $146,166 and $130,291, respectively. The Lincoln Financial Group pays the lowest at around $109,225. The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. and American Airlines also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $118,644 and $123,772, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Finance Director
Skills in Financial Analysis and Strategic Planning are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Budgeting, Accounting and Financial Reporting.
Pay by Experience Level for Finance Director
An entry-level Finance Director with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $70,055 based on 33 salaries. An early career Finance Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $79,242 based on 539 salaries. A mid-career Finance Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $104,222 based on 1,304 salaries. An experienced Finance Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $121,175 based on 2,879 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $115,394.
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Employees with Finance Director in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 39.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (20.7% more) and New York, New York (19.0% more).
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