Chief of Staff with Strategic Planning Skills Salary

Chief of Staffs with Strategic Planning skills receive generous compensation — earning an average of $110K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Total incomes of Chief of Staffs with Strategic Planning skills incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $38K from bonuses and close to $20K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $60K and $201K. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The majority of Chief of Staffs with Strategic Planning skills (64 percent) who took the survey are women. For the most part, Chief of Staffs with Strategic Planning skills enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$60,151 - $176,567
MEDIAN: $110,371

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$60,151 - $176,567  
$0.00 - $38,458  
Profit Sharing
$290.87 - $19,933  
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XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
$60,148 - $200,832  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 253
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Pay by Experience Level for Chief of Staff

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

For many Chief of Staffs with Strategic Planning skills, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $85K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $92K. Those with 10 to 20 years of experience under their belts can expect their paychecks to flourish around the six-figure median of $137K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $152K.

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.


64 %
36 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 7%