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Managing Director

Find out how to become a managing director and work in the management industry. Discover information on salary, growth, stability and occupational expectations.

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The current average salary of an Managing Director is $200,000 - 300,000 annually


Managing directors are responsible for directing the operations of an organisation and providing recommendations of a strategic nature to board members. Employment for managing directors to 2019 is expected to remain stable. Employment in this very large occupation fell over the last five years.

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Key skills

Managing directors are high-level executives who are responsible for organisation policy setting and direction.

  • Direct company resources including finances and employees
  • Use workflow reporting to monitor budgets and spending
  • Lead and direct the work of others towards company goals and philosophies
  • Evaluate the performance of senior managers and their departments
  • Act as an organisation representative at important functions and in the media
  • Ensure compliance with legal requirements and company policies

Quick facts

Working as a managing director will allow you to communicate with other people and obtain information to make important decisions.

  • Average Hours Worked
    47.6 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
  • Main Industries
    Professional, scientific, and technical services; manufacturing; and other industries
  • Average qualification level
    34.3% Bachelor degree

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from and the Australian Government's - all figures are indications only, and are accurate at time of publication. Please do your own research before selecting a course or career.

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