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Senior Director Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$175,000
$128,000
$175,000
$239,000
Senior directors in the United States make an average salary of $175,549 per year or $84.4 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $128,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $240,000. If you like following the crowd, technology and health care companies tend to attract the most workers in this field. But if you're in it for the money, then you'll want to seek out pharmaceutical, technology, and media companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. Washington, California, Virginia, Colorado, and New York provide the highest senior director salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Boulder, CO
$218,924
New York, NY
$215,818
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Map of Senior Director Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Senior Directors earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Average Senior Director Salary By Location

While a senior director can average a salary of $175,549 per year, or $84.4 per hour, there are many opportunities for senior directors to make more. For example, in San Francisco, CA you might make $229,254 per year. Other high-paying locations include Boulder, CO, New York, NY and Arlington, VA. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to San Francisco, CA where the average starting salary is $129,000. The highest paying states for senior directors include Washington, California and Virginia. Meanwhile, Mississippi, Indiana, and Oklahoma offer the lowest salaries.

City
Average Salary
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
$229,254
$229k
Boulder, CO
Boulder, CO
$218,924
$219k
New York, NY
New York, NY
$215,818
$216k
Arlington, VA
Arlington, VA
$215,729
$216k
Jersey City, NJ
Jersey City, NJ
$211,094
$211k
Washington, DC
Washington, DC
$198,623
$199k
Seattle, WA
Seattle, WA
$197,736
$198k
Raleigh, NC
Raleigh, NC
$196,320
$196k
Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia, PA
$192,303
$192k
Bentonville, AR
Bentonville, AR
$192,078
$192k

High Paying Senior Director Jobs

Average Senior Director Salary By Company

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Microsoft and Symantec as they offer the highest salaries for senior directors.

Company
Average Salary
$239,321
$239k
$235,652
$236k
$229,297
$229k
$227,382
$227k
$226,975
$227k
$225,910
$226k
$225,887
$226k
$216,999
$217k

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    Average Senior Director Pay By Industry

    The salary for a senior director can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for senior directors tend to be found in pharmaceutical, technology, and media companies. In fact, senior directors can make a yearly salary of $190,431 while working for pharmaceutical companies.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Pharmaceutical
    Pharmaceutical
    $190,431
    $190k
    Technology
    Technology
    $180,338
    $180k
    Media
    Media
    $179,945
    $180k
    Finance
    Finance
    $176,910
    $177k
    Health Care
    Health Care
    $175,753
    $176k
    Retail
    Retail
    $173,506
    $174k
    Telecommunication
    Telecommunication
    $171,483
    $171k
    Manufacturing
    Manufacturing
    $170,156
    $170k
    Hospitality
    Hospitality
    $162,768
    $163k

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