Director of Strategic Planning Salary

On average, Directors of Strategic Planning in the United States earn six-figure salaries ($118K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. In the world of Directors of Strategic Planning, total cash compensation can vary between $70K and $183K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $35K and $29K, respectively. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Work is enjoyable for Directors of Strategic Planning, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. 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.

$73,398 - $163,048
$73K
$120K
$160K
MEDIAN: $118,358
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$10.07 - $40.55
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$0$183K
Salary $73,398 - $163,048
Bonus $1,687 - $34,750
Profit Sharing $-0.49 - $29,361
Commission $11,000
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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).
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$70,386 - $183,070
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 345
Hourly Data $0$40
Hourly Rate $10.07 - $40.55
Overtime $20.00
Annual Data $0$183K
Bonus $1,687 - $34,750
Commission $11,000
Profit Sharing $-0.49 - $29,361
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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$70,386 - $183,070
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 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 suggest that Directors of Strategic Planning use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. 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 25 percent, 17 percent, and 16 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Business Planning and Strategic Project Management. Those familiar with Strategic Planning also tend to know 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: $124,514

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

Surpassing the national average by 33 percent, Directors of Strategic Planning in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Directors of Strategic Planning can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+22 percent), Los Angeles (+18 percent), Baltimore (+16 percent), and Washington (+13 percent). Falling short of the national average by 4 percent, the area with the worst salaries is 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 42 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Director of Strategic Planning Salaries

▲22%

▲10%

National Average
$125,000

▼6%

▼26%

Skills That Affect Director of Strategic Planning Salaries

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▲25%






National Average
$125,000


Business Planning
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 7%
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