Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Director make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

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Industry

$217,171 / yrTotal Pay
$128,784 / yrBase Pay
$88,387 / yrAdditional Pay

$217,171

 / yr
$128K$377K
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The estimated total pay for a Director is $217,171 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $128,784 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $88,387 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Related Job Titles

For Director

Some related job titles are Associate Director Salaries with median pay of $141,053, Managing Director Salaries with median pay of $329,775, IT Director Salaries with median pay of $244,769, Director of Operations Salaries with median pay of $163,865.

Top Paying Companies

For a Director in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Director in United States. Employers include A5, Tanium and Wish.

1
A5
A5
$663,476/yr
2
Tanium
$570,170/yr
3
Wish
$544,076/yr
4
RECUR
$526,909/yr
5
Phonexa
$512,927/yr
8
Brocade
$498,637/yr
10
Zazzle
$496,997/yr
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Top Paying Industries

For a Director in United States

The top 5 paying industries for a Director in United States are Aerospace & Defense with a median total pay of $327,874, Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology with a median total pay of $318,570, Financial Services with a median total pay of $315,801, Information Technology with a median total pay of $313,007, and Energy, Mining & Utilities with a median total pay of $302,781.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Aerospace & DefenseAerospace & Defense$327,874

    26% Higher than other industries

  • Pharmaceutical & BiotechnologyPharmaceutical & Biotechnology$318,570

    24% Higher than other industries

  • Financial ServicesFinancial Services$315,801

    23% Higher than other industries

  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$313,007

    22% Higher than other industries

  • Energy, Mining & UtilitiesEnergy, Mining & Utilities$302,781

    20% Higher than other industries

Aerospace & Defense

Top paying companies in Aerospace & Defense for Director are SpaceX, Quantum Research, and Virgin Orbit.

SpaceXSpaceX$434,703/yr
Quantum ResearchQuantum Research$396,548/yr
Virgin OrbitVirgin Orbit$383,962/yr
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Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date of Time

Director

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$87,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

7-9 years
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Director

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$140,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

10-14 years
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Director

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$260,000

/yr

$190K | $70K

SubmittedYesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Director

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$65,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Director

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$101,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

10-14 years
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Director

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$210,000

/yr

$165K | $45K

SubmittedYesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday
Director

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$160,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

15+ years
Yesterday

Director pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Director is $128,784 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Director salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 110896 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Director employees.

The highest salary for a Director in United States is $214,983 per year.

The lowest salary for a Director in United States is $77,147 per year.

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