Senior Director Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$175,000
$128,000
Min 10%
$175,000
Median 50%
$239,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Microsoft
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
Washington
Average Experience Level
4.0 years
How much does a senior director make?
As a Senior Director in the USA, you can expect to earn on average $175,549 per year or $84.4 per hour. If you are in the top 10 percent, you will make over $240,000; however, if you are in the bottom 10 percent, you will earn less than $128,000 per year. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Senior Directors are Technology companies and Health Care companies. States with the highest Senior Director salaries include Washington, California, Virginia, Colorado, and New York. Most Senior Directors spend 4.0 years in the position.
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Average Senior Director Salary By Location

Senior Directors in the US makes an average salary of $175,549 per year or $84.4 per hour. Working in San Francisco, CA as a Senior Director will pay you the highest wages at around $229,254 per year. The average entry-level salary in San Francisco, CA is $129,000. Washington, California, Virginia, Colorado, and New York are the highest paying states. Mississippi, Indiana, Oklahoma, Alaska, and New Mexico are the lowest earners.

Map of Senior Director Salaries

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

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Average Senior Director Salary By Company

Senior Directors report their job security as good. Just as in every field, some employers pay higher wages than others. Technology companies and Health Care companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. Microsoft and Symantec are the highest paying companies. If you can find a job at a company like Apple or VMware, they also offer very competitive salaries to their 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

Average Senior Director Pay By Industry

Wages for Senior Directors can differ based on the industry they work in. Our analysis shows that Pharmaceutical companies, Technology companies, and Telecommunication companies pay higher-than-average wages for Senior Directors. Pharmaceutical companies pay Senior Directors an average salary of $184,220, Technology companies pay $184,094, and Telecommunication companys come in at $180,791. The types of companies that pay Senior Directors the least are in the Hospitality industry, where the average annual salary is $166,910.
Industry
Average Salary
Pharmaceutical
Pharmaceutical
$184,220
$184k
Technology
Technology
$184,094
$184k
Telecommunication
Telecommunication
$180,791
$181k
Media
Media
$177,046
$177k
Retail
Retail
$173,594
$174k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$173,335
$173k
Health Care
Health Care
$172,919
$173k
Finance
Finance
$169,001
$169k
Hospitality
Hospitality
$166,910
$167k

Senior Director Salary History

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National Average
Ashburn, VA

Recently Added Senior Director Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
SR Dir-Research Compliance
04/28/2020
$140,200
University of Pennsylvania
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04/10/2020
$126,841
Affinity
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03/31/2020
$138,000
Georgetown University
Senior Director of Development, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center-Office of Advancement
03/25/2020
$500,000
Georgetown Univerisity
Senior Director of Development, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center-Office of Advancement
03/23/2020
$500,000
World Wildlife Fund
SR. Director, Strategic Philanthropy
03/21/2020
$500,000
Senior Director of ERP Applications
03/18/2020
$120,000
SR. Director of Administrative Services
03/11/2020
$125,000
Senior Director of FP&A
03/04/2020
$220,000
Senior Director of FP&A
03/04/2020
$220,000
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