Senior Director of Strategy Salary (United States)

Yearly wages for Senior Strategy Directors in the United States typically come in around $176,802 annually. Residency is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. The vast majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and nearly all collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$99,023 - $201,324
MEDIAN: $152,737
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National Salary Data

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$99,023 - $201,324  
$5,980 - $51,189  
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$2,250 - $30,521  
$4,913 - $25,434  
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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).
$106,493 - $242,608  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 595
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Job Description for Senior Director of Strategy

A senior director of strategy is responsible for continued sales growth and the company's public image. First and foremost, the senior director of strategy is a researcher and analyst. An effective senior director of strategy must constantly keep abreast of literature on marketing best practices. The senior director of strategy also conducts and manages focus groups to determine customer trends and perceptions.
Senior Director of Strategy Tasks
  • Identify opportunities for growth and develop plans to take advantage of them.
  • Analyze trends in the industry and among competitors to develop proposals for objectives the company should implement.
  • Evaluate potential business partnerships and decide which opportunities to pursue.
  • Develop short and long term strategies for increasing a company’s business and market share.
  • Monitor the effectiveness of strategies by comparing company performance with competitors and analyzing financial returns.

Common Career Paths for Senior Director of Strategy

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Additional career progression may actually lead to a decline in pay for Senior Strategy Directors. At the upper end, those who move into a VP of Business Development role will bring in a slightly lower salary.

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Popular Skills for Senior Director of Strategy

Senior Strategy Directors usually report a few specific skills. For most people, competency in Strategic Planning indicates knowledge of Financial Analysis and Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Director of Strategy

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For Senior Strategy Directors, experience in the field does not tend to play a major role in salary decisions; in general, pay does not go up drastically with more experience, and earnings grow incrementally instead. Those just starting out earn a more-than-comfortable six-figure sum, bringing in $147K annually. Earnings total $178K after one to two decades. Once they've gotten two decades of experience under their belts, Senior Strategy Directors encounter slower salary growth; at this point, they earn $192K annually. Senior Strategy Directors with 10 to 20 years of experience are most common in the field, followed by those with more than 20 years and one to 10 years.

Pay Difference By Location

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For Senior Strategy Directors, working in the bustling city of San Jose has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. San Francisco, Seattle, Boston, and Los Angeles also offer top salaries for Senior Strategy Directors. Workers in these cities can expect to earn about 8 percent, 7 percent, 3 percent, and 1 percent more, respectively. Washington is the lowest-paying area, 19 percent south of the national average. Workers in Denver and Atlanta earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (-8 percent and -8 percent).

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Experience Affects Senior Director of Strategy Salaries

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Skills That Affect Senior Director of Strategy Salaries

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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 90%
vision benefits Vision: 80% employee benefits None: 4%