Director of Strategic Planning Salary

Directors of Strategic Planning enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($119K) annually in the United States. With some bonuses approaching $35K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $20K, overall incomes of Directors of Strategic Planning spread between $76K and $187K depending on individual performance. 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. Men account for the majority of Directors of Strategic Planning who responded to the questionnaire — 66 percent to be exact. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$74,215 - $160,374
MEDIAN: $118,621

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$74,215 - $160,374  
$1,538 - $35,404  
Profit Sharing
$1,192 - $19,574  
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).
$75,961 - $186,723  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 428
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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 wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Strategic Marketing, Strategic Planning, Financial Analysis, and Strategic Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Business Development and Business Planning. Most people who know 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 who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $86K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $114K on average — a distinctly larger sum. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $138K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $141K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Director of Strategic Planning Salaries

National Average

Skills That Affect Director of Strategic Planning Salaries

Strategic Marketing
up arrow 1%

Strategic Planning

National Average

Financial Analysis
up arrow 1%

Strategic Project Management
up arrow 2%

Business Planning
up arrow 8%

Business Development
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 87 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%