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Best Jobs in America

CNNMoney/PayScale's top 100 careers with big growth, great pay and satisfying work.

10.  Finance & Admin. Dir.

2016 best jobs
Mandy Sentieri, director of finance & administration with TraverseConnect
  • Median Pay: $97,300
  • Top Pay: $154,000
  • 10-year job growth: 7%

Beyond creating an organization's regular financial reports, these directors are charged with presenting and explaining them to its executives and board members. The role also involves coordinating with various departments to make sure the bills -- and employees -- are paid on time.

Why it's great: The job requires a combination of both hard and soft skills. "I take pride in creating those financial statements and being able to communicate them to board members who might not necessarily have a financial background," says director of finance and administration Mandy Sentieri.

Quality of life ratings:
Personal satisfaction: A | Benefit to society: B | Telecommuting: B | Low stress: B

Notes: All pay data from Median pay is for an experienced worker (at least five or seven years in the field). Top pay represents the 90th percentile. Job growth is estimated for 2014-24, and based on people working in broader 'job family' from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. For more details, see How We Picked the Best Jobs. Sources:, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and CNNMoney research
  @CNNMoney - Last updated May 09 2017 02:13 PM ET

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