Director of Strategic Planning Salary

Directors of Strategic Planning in the United States can expect to earn a very generous salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $119K) surpassing six figures annually. Total cash earnings of Directors of Strategic Planning range from $76K on the low end to $186K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $35K and $19K, respectively. 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. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Directors of Strategic Planning who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 66 percent. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$74,132 - $160,026

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National Salary Data (?
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$74,132 - $160,026  
$1,526 - $35,111  
Profit Sharing
$1,196 - $19,392  
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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).
$75,893 - $186,338  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 426
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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).


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. Most notably, skills in Strategic Marketing, Strategic Planning, Financial Analysis, and Strategic Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Business Development and Business Planning. Most people skilled in Strategic Planning are similarly competent in Financial Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Director of Strategic Planning

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

Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Although employees with less than five years' experience earn around $86K on average, the five-to-10 year group has a much higher, six-figure median of $114K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $138K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $142K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Director of Strategic Planning Salaries

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Skills That Affect Director of Strategic Planning Salaries

Strategic Marketing

National Average

Strategic Planning
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Strategic Project Management
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Financial Analysis
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Business Planning
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Business Development
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 84 votes.


34 %
66 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 7%