Though it is very difficult to specify the job descriptions of directors as they may vary with the fields of expertise a director is basically assigned to the task of smooth functioning of an organization with the sole focus on achieving desired results. In a bid to do the same he needs to fulfill a few responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership in times of need
  • Keep the higher authority (if any) informed about the functioning of a team or organization
  • Promote pro-activeness in the organization
  • Direct and sometimes supervise proceedings
  • Take necessary steps for promoting respective products or services as and when required

Director’s Salary in India and Other Benefits

The page will concentrate on the average remunerations that directors from fields, like finance, information technology and software are entitled to, based on a host of factors like experience in respective fields, specialization, gender, cities etc. However we have initiated the entire process by providing you a list of average salaries (including cash bonus, profit sharing and other factors- as applicable for different disciplines) earned by them per year:

  • IT Director- INR 1,356,692 – INR 5,709,206
  • Executive Director- INR 657,776 – Rs 8,108,117
  • Finance Director – INR 1,144,672 – INR 6,339,465
  • Software Engineering or Development Director- INR 1,810,016 – INR 5,394,712

The salary ranges usually experience a steady upward growth as a director in any field—be it Finance, IT and so on gains experience:
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Annual Salary of Director in India Based on Experience

Job Category Experience Average Annual Salaries
Information Technology or IT Director 1-4 years INR 198 518 – INR 748 829
5-9 years INR 1 220 838 – INR2 358 324
10-19 years INR 1 353 422 – INR 4 752 689
20 years and more INR 969 580 – INR5 271 368
Executive Director 5-9 years INR 645 000 – INR3 558 904
10-19 years INR 717 725 – INR 5 383 123
20 years and more INR 551 494 – INR7 829 713
Software Development or Software Engineering Director 10-19 years INR 1 781 750 – INR4 286 852
20 years and more INR 2 008 912 – INR 5 084 438
Finance Director 10-19 years INR 1 442 042 – INR4 946 533
20 years and more INR 848 743 – INR 5 454 119

Annual Salary of Director in India Based on City

India presents a potpourri of different lifestyles triggered by the different costs of living in its key cities. Salary of directors also varies according to the costs of living in these cities:

Job Category Cities Average Annual Salaries
Information Technology or IT Director Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh INR 198 518 – INR 748 829
Gurgaon Haryana INR 1 999 893 – INR5 745 614
Bengaluru Karnataka INR 1 539 552 – INR 5 327 441
Mumbai Maharashtra INR 1 520 511 – INR 4 931 629
Pune Maharashtra INR 606 782 – INR3 523 452
Chennai Tamil Nadu INR 741 902 – INR5 315 680
Executive Director Kolkata West Bengal INR 300 000 – INR 5 110 000
Bengaluru Karnataka INR 3 662 513 – INR 5 413 703
Mumbai Maharashtra INR 1 500 000 – INR 6 000 000
New Delhi Delhi INR 3 671 953 – INR 5 086 824
Software Development or Software Engineering Director Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh INR 1 957 428 – INR5 106 430
Gurgaon Haryana INR 1 750 000 – INR3 750 000
Bengaluru Karnataka INR 1 982 029 – INR4 989 536
Pune Maharashtra INR 1 459 725 – INR4 171 831
Chennai Tamil Nadu INR 2 095 238 – INR4 045 215
Finance Director Gurgaon Haryana INR 1 935 500 – INR 3 052 094
Bengaluru Karnataka INR 1 479 489 – INR5 396 927
Mumbai Maharashtra INR 1 225 543 – INR 4 893 570
Chennai Tamil Nadu INR 835 611 – INR 3 000 000

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Annual Salaries of Director’s in India based on Gender

The gender based salaries of directors in different fields stand like this:

Job Category Gender Average Annual Salaries
Information Technology or IT Director Male INR 1 203 432 – INR 4 921 466
Executive Director Male INR 551 494 – INR7 150 461
Software Development or Engineering Director Female INR 2 628 000 – INR4 000 000
Male INR 1 781 750 – INR4 649 302
Finance Director Male INR 1 065 232 – INR4 886 486

Annual Salaries of Director’s Based on Degrees or Certification

The different kinds of degrees and certifications attained by directors can be of great help while negotiating salaries in different companies:

Job Category Certification/Degrees Average Annual Salaries
Senior Mechanical Engineer Female INR 168 000 – INR 1 191 952
Male INR 265 219 – INR 962 314
Mechanical Engineer Female INR 178 699 – INR 685 100
Male INR 131 299 – INR 719 381

Annual Salaries Based on Certification or Degree

Job Category Degree or Certification Average Annual Salaries
Information Technology or IT Director Master of Business Administration or MBA INR 1 500 000 – INR 4 700 000
Project Management Certificate INR 1 010 138 – INR 4 674 622
Bachelor's Degree INR 1 614 101 – INR 4 768 612
Microsoft Windows NT INR 403 882 – INR3 550 175
Master of Business Administration or MBA Finance INR 2 420 191 – INR 4 037 163
PMP or Project Management Professional INR 991 702 – INR4 837 119
CISSP or Certified Information Systems Security Professional INR 1 784 857 – INR2 603 983
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) INR 365 378 – INR6 009 648
MCSE or Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer INR 1 030 420 – INR 5 153 802
Executive Director MBA or Master of Business Administration INR 302 012 – INR 7 205 153
Bachelor's Degree INR 290 874 – INR 8 243 360
Software Development or Engineering Director MCP or Microsoft Certified Professional INR 1 150 000 – INR 3 800 000
MBA or Master of Business Administration INR 1 812 072 – INR5 152 100
Sun Certified Java Programmer INR 364 923 – INR 5 191 188
Bachelor's Degree INR 1 962 298 – INR4 013 353
PMP or Project Management Professional INR 1 954 975 – INR 4 893 570
Finance Director Certified Financial Planner INR 480 000 – INR3 125 000
Master of Business Administration or MBA INR 982 635 – INR3 560 777
Chartered Accountant INR 1 507 525 – INR 5 131 859
Certified Public Accountant or CPA INR 1 768 743 – INR4 272 932
Bachelor's Degree INR 882 391 – INR 3 935 770

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Annual Salaries by Skills

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Salary variations based on skills are also present:

Job Category Skills Average Annual Salaries
Information Technology or IT Director Oracle INR 1 179 162 – INR5 709 639
SQL INR 600 000 – INR5 086 824
Microsoft Office INR 1 204 006 – INR5 375 556
Java INR 1 191 952 – INR 6 224 278
Executive Director Project Management INR 2 468 421 – INR5 600 000
Operations Management INR 1 166 528 – INR5 345 047
Software Development or Engineering Director C# INR 1 308 719 – INR3 957 426
SQL INR 600 000 – INR5 086 824
UNIX INR 2 383 903 – INR4 893 570
Java INR 1 862 282 – INR4 819 006
C++ INR 1 957 428 – INR 4 965 857
NET INR 1 300 000 – INR4 071 103

*Salaries are subject to change without notice.