Six-figure salaries are the norm for Directors of Strategic Planning in the United States, with median pay hovering around $120K per year. In the world of Directors of Strategic Planning, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $35K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $25K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $72K and $185K. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Male Directors of Strategic Planning are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 56 percent of the field. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Directors of Strategic Planning.

$76,873 - $164,547
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MEDIAN: $120,405
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$10.07 - $86.52
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$76,873 - $164,547  
   
Bonus
$2,112 - $34,806  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $25,342  
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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$71,980 - $184,889  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 324
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Hourly Rate
$10.07 - $86.52  
   
Overtime
$23.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$2,112 - $34,806  
   
Commission
$11,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $25,342  
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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$71,980 - $184,889  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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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

  • 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.
  • Manage strategic planning team daily and lead organization-wide strategy meetings.
  • Lead strategic planning, and set and advocate for internal and external goals.
  • Define, track, and communicate metrics around new initiatives, comparing to previous outcomes.

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Popular Skills for Director of Strategic Planning


Directors of Strategic Planning report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Lucky workers who know Customer Relationship Management can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 22 percent above average. Business Development and Business Strategy are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 14 percent and 22 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Business Planning and Strategic Project Management. Most people experienced in Strategic Planning also know Financial Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Director of Strategic Planning

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


Directors of Strategic Planning generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $90K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $120K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Directors of Strategic Planning see a median salary of $137K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $148K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $127,363

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

With a pay rate for Directors of Strategic Planning that is 30 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Directors of Strategic Planning will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+19 percent), Los Angeles (+16 percent), Baltimore (+14 percent), and Washington (+10 percent). In Miami, salaries are 7 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

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Experience Affects Director of Strategic Planning Salaries



National Average
$127,000



Skills That Affect Director of Strategic Planning Salaries

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Business Development
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Strategic Planning
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Strategic Marketing
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National Average
$127,000


Business Planning
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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