Director of Strategic Planning Salary

Salaries for Directors of Strategic Planning in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($120K) per year. In the world of Directors of Strategic Planning, total cash compensation can vary between $71K and $186K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $35K and $30K, respectively. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Directors of Strategic Planning is high. Male Directors of Strategic Planning are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 53 percent of the field. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$73,536 - $164,595
$74K
$120K
$160K
MEDIAN: $120,236
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50%
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$14.24 - $29.48
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MEDIAN: $24.30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$73,536 - $164,595  
   
Bonus
$1,085 - $34,705  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $29,799  
Commission
$11,000  
Total Pay (?
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).
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$70,887 - $185,804  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 296
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$24.30  
   
Overtime
$20.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1,085 - $34,705  
   
Commission
$11,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $29,799  
Total Pay (?
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).
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$70,887 - $185,804  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8

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Job Description for Director of Strategic Planning

The director of strategic planning holds a management-level position that involves working mainly with their company's senior management. These directors provide high-level guidance on the company's strategic plan, consulting with organizational leaders and making presentations on the company's past and future performance. They may work with the heads of multiple departments within the company (including finance, marketing, supply, and legal), company vendors, and other companies (to launch successful joint business ventures).

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Director of Strategic Planning Tasks

  • Lead strategic planning, and set and advocate for internal and external goals.
  • Define, track, and communicate metrics around new initiatives, comparing to previous outcomes.
  • Manage strategic planning team daily and lead organization-wide strategy meetings.
  • Identify and communicate risks and opportunities and generate plans to address each.
  • Develop, analyze, and communicate business models to guide business decisions, promoting data-driven strategic change.

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Popular Skills for Director of Strategic Planning


Survey results imply that Directors of Strategic Planning put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, facility with Customer Relationship Management, Financial Analysis, and Business Strategy are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 24 percent, 16 percent, and 15 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Business Planning and Strategic Project Management. Most people skilled in Strategic Planning are similarly competent in Financial Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Director of Strategic Planning

Pay by Experience for a Director of Strategic Planning has a positive trend. An entry-level Director of Strategic Planning with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $92,000 based on 60 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Director of Strategic Planning with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $118,000 based on 128 salaries. An experienced Director of Strategic Planning which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $137,000 based on 150 salaries. A Director of Strategic Planning with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $151,000 based on 61 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $125,754

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Directors of Strategic Planning, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 32 percent above the national average. Directors of Strategic Planning will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+21 percent), Los Angeles (+17 percent), Baltimore (+15 percent), and Washington (+12 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 5 percent south of the national average, can be found in Miami.

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Key Stats for Director of Strategic Planning

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
20%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Director of Strategic Planning Salaries

▲20%

▲9%

National Average
$126,000

▼6%

▼27%

Skills That Affect Director of Strategic Planning Salaries

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▲24%






National Average
$126,000


Business Planning
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: 6%