Director of Strategic Planning Salary

Directors of Strategic Planning enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($121K) annually in the United States. Cash earnings for Directors of Strategic Planning — which occasionally include more than $35K from bonuses and more than $26K from profit sharing — stretch from around $70K to approximately $184K. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men working as Directors of Strategic Planning who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 56 percent. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Directors of Strategic Planning, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction.

$74,166 - $165,660
$74K
$120K
$170K
MEDIAN: $121,254
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$10.07 - $86.52
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$87
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$74,166 - $165,660  
   
Bonus
$1,123 - $34,931  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $25,760  
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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$69,711 - $184,391  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 324
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$10.07 - $86.52  
   
Overtime
$23.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1,123 - $34,931  
   
Commission
$11,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $25,760  
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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$69,711 - $184,391  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | 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

  • 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 22 percent, 13 percent, and 12 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Business Planning and Strategic Project Management. It is often found that people who know Strategic Planning are also skilled 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 seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Directors of Strategic Planning. Although inexperienced employees take home approximately $90K, those who have five to 10 years under their belts benefit from a six-figure median of $120K. Directors of Strategic Planning see a median salary of $139K after reaching one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $152K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $127,418

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

For Directors of Strategic Planning, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 30 percent greater than the national average. Directors of Strategic Planning will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+19 percent), Los Angeles (+16 percent), Baltimore (+14 percent), and Washington (+10 percent). Trailing the national average by 8 percent, Miami is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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Key Stats for Director of Strategic Planning

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
29%
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

▲19%

▲9%

National Average
$127,000

▼6%

▼30%

Skills That Affect Director of Strategic Planning Salaries

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▲22%



Business Development
▲6%


Strategic Marketing
▼0%

National Average
$127,000


Business Planning
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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