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Director of Strategic Planning Salary

Compensation for Directors of Strategic Planning in the United States is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($119K). Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $36K and $20K, respectively — total cash payment to Directors of Strategic Planning can bottom out near $75K or peak near $188K depending on individual performance. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 66 percent of Directors of Strategic Planning are male.

$72,774 - $162,008
MEDIAN: $118,640

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$72,774 - $162,008  
$2,013 - $35,902  
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).
$74,740 - $188,456  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 424

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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

Survey results imply that Directors of Strategic Planning put a diverse skill set to use. 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 Planning, Business Development, and Strategic Project Management. Those familiar with Strategic Planning also tend to 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.

Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Inexperienced workers earn around $84K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years pull down a much higher average of $115K. For Directors of Strategic Planning, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $138K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $141K.

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Experience Affects Director of Strategic Planning Salaries

National Average

Skills That Affect Director of Strategic Planning Salaries

Strategic Marketing
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Strategic Planning

National Average

Financial Analysis
up arrow 2%

Strategic Project Management
up arrow 3%

Business Development
up arrow 5%

Business Planning
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 93 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: 70% employee benefits None: 7%