Director

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How much does a Director make in the United States?

Average base salary
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15.3k salaries reported, updated at Jul 06, 2020
$96,588
per year
The average salary for a director is $96,588 per year in the United States, $20,000 cash bonus per year and $13,535 profit sharing per year.
Additional compensation
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Cash bonus
$20,000
per year
Profit sharing
$13,535
per year
Most common benefits
  • 403(b)
  • Health insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Vision insurance
  • Family leave
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What does a Director do?

A director of a company handles the day-to-day operations, including the business and financial operations of a company. Directors must ensure that business operations are carried out according to previously laid-down rules and regulations. They must be people that possess good integrity, honesty and are law abiding.

Working as a Director

Company directors have these common responsibilities:

  • Creating ideas and implementing them to manage a company's business operations and affairs
  • Preparing and filling out necessary statutory papers with agencies and the company office
  • Calling the annual meeting of shareholders
  • Ensuring proper records are maintained and kept
  • Making sure that business operations are done according to duties and responsibilities set out in the company constitution
Frequently asked questions
Common questions about being a Director

What is the role of a company director?

Directors of companies carry out the following roles:

  • They manage, coordinate and supervise business activities of the company.
  • They ensure the company's employees are provided with the best working conditions.
  • They ensure the company has good business relationships with its trading partners.
  • They ensure the company carries out its business activities according to the statutory acts of the state or country where they do business.
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Is the director the owner of a company?

The owners of a limited liability company are the shareholders. The shareholders are the ones who have been vested with the powers to appoint a limited director of a company. Company directors can, however, assume the dual roles of being a shareholder and a director of a company simultaneously if they are shareholders in the company.

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Is a director of a company an employee?

The office of a director of a company is not employment but a directorship. The directors can however act in the roles of employees if they enter into a service contract with the company to act in this role.

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Who is higher: CEO or company director?

Who can be a director of a company?