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Finance Director Salary Survey

Our salary survey has been put together in order to help companies or candidates decide what the market rate is for a Finance Director within 53 UK regions.

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Finance Director Salary Guide

Our salary survey has been put together in order to help companies or candidates decide what the market rate is for a Finance Director within 53 UK regions. For larger businesses, please see our CFO salary guide.

When deciding what salary to expect, it is a good idea to seek expert advice from a specialist FD or CFO recruitment professional who will be able to advise on any latest trends. The Finance Director salary guide is just that (a guide) and when deciding your salary expectations there are many factors to take into account. Such factors can be:

  • Sector, some industries pay more than others
  • Exact geographical location of the role within the region
  • Overall calibre of candidate required for the position
  • Shortage or oversupply of candidates
  • Prior experience in a similar role
  • Qualifications of the candidates
  • Whether the candidate is being enticed from their existing position
  • Additional benefits on offer
  • Certain additional personality traits
  • Personal salary expectations of a particular candidate

Our UK Finance Director Salary Guide is split into 53 regions and can be downloaded via the link below.

Benefits for an FD usually vary but on the whole include car, contributory pension, healthcare, and bonus. Factors that will affect individual results will be: years of experience, qualifications, variations within a region, and individual organisational complexities. The results are to be used as a guide only and specialist advice should be taken on an individual basis.

Finance Director Salaries – Industry Variations

The salary survey averages are dissected by company size and taken from Finance Directors across all sectors.

The top contributing Finance Directors’ sectors are: Healthcare, Oil & Gas, Energy & Utilities, Commodities, Financial Services, Biotech & Pharmaceuticals, Media, Professional Services (Legal, PR & Marketing), Technology & IT, Transport, Service Sector, Leisure & Hospitality, Retail, E-Commerce & Apparel, Manufacturing & Engineering, Construction, Distribution & Logistics, Travel, Waste & Recycling, Charities & Not for Profit and Public Sector.

In addition to the Finance Director salary guide download, we have sector-specific insights and averages. If you are a client placing your vacancy with us, we would be more than happy to discuss industry-specific salary variations.

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