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Average Finance Director Salary

$113,722
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$18,347
Bonus
$46,719
Commission
$6,029
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The average salary for a Finance Director is $113,722.
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$62k
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$114k
90%
$163k
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$62k - $163k
Bonus
$3k - $36k
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$1k - $21k
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$5k - $120k
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$61k - $187k
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What Do Finance Directors Do?

Job Satisfaction for Finance Director

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The top respondents for the job title Finance Director are from the companies Seattle Goodwill, American Airlines and The Lincoln Financial Group. Reported salaries are highest at Nike, Inc. where the average pay is $149,833. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include CBRE Group and Eli Lilly and Company, earning around $130,368 and $125,865, respectively. Seattle Goodwill pays the lowest at around $101,200. The Lincoln Financial Group and The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $109,225 and $118,644, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Finance Directors?

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.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Finance Directors?

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 $71,675 based on 25 salaries. An early career Finance Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $80,283 based on 523 salaries. A mid-career Finance Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $106,238 based on 1,288 salaries. An experienced Finance Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $122,968 based on 2,684 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $117,699.
Employees with Finance Director in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 37.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (19.2% more) and New York, New York (18.1% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 6,198 survey responses.
Entry Level
0.4%
Early Career
8.4%
Mid Career
20.8%
Experienced
43.3%
Late Career
27.1%