Director Salary

The average salary for a Director in the UK is:


Job profile for a Director

The role of a director varies greatly from one company to another, and indeed the sector in which that company operates, so it is not possible to say exactly what they do. However, it is one of the most senior roles in any company and directors will be on the board in most small and medium companies. It is seen as a prestigious job and particularly in a large company a director will tend to have many reports, manage a sizeable budget and no doubt draw a good salary as a result. The actual duties of a director are usually with the bigger picture such as strategy, building relationships with clients, developing new channels, signing off and providing their take on the 'big ideas', rather than doing the nitty gritty work which will be palmed off to those who are junior to them.

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Director Salary Comparison

In 2008, the average salary for this job was £69,833.

The average salary in 2009 was £68,311, based on 645 respondents (a difference of -2% from the 2008 figure.

The average salary in 2010 was £68,728, based on 721 respondents (a difference of 1% from the 2009 figure.

The average salary in 2011 was £72,412, based on 617 respondents (a difference of 5% from the 2010 figure.

The average salary in 2012 was £71,121, based on 310 respondents (a difference of -2% from the 2011 figure.

The median salary for a Director based on all salary survey responses is: £61,500

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About the Salary Survey Data in this survey is based on over 368,000 individual salary records. The date period for which job information was gathered varies, but is usually between 2008 - 2012. For precise date related information, custom reports may be ordered with greater granularity. Working 8 hours a day, 250 days of the year, the data suggests the hourly rate for Director is £35.28.

Assorted Director Salary Information

£62,000East of England4-September-20
£80,000Yorkshire and North East22-April-17
£63,500South East14-February-17
£70,000North West26-December-16
Chart to the right shows ten most recent raw datapoints. Outlying points may be discarded.
Graph of Director salary data

Director Salary By UK Region

£58,095South East
£58,408Yorkshire and North East
£57,295South West
£50,463North West
£54,200East of England
£22,500Northern Ireland

With regard to age and impact on salary for a Director, a statistical average weighting (that is based on how salary varies by age and not for a specific job which may vary considerably) suggests these figures: £52,919 for a worker in their 20s, £69,147 (30s), £81,848 (40s) and £81,848 (50s).
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The average salary figure above for a Director is considered highly likely to be representative of the UK market average due to the high number of respondents who had this exact job title.

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