Senior Director of Strategy Salary

Salaries for Senior Directors of Strategy in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($153K) per year. Total incomes of Senior Directors of Strategy incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $51K from bonuses and close to $29K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $106K and $241K. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Senior Directors of Strategy, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. More than half of Senior Directors of Strategy (62 percent) survey respondents are men. In this profession, almost all enjoy medical and dental coverage, and a large number have vision insurance, as well. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$99,556 - $201,952
MEDIAN: $152,654

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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.
$99,556 - $201,952  
$5,186 - $50,633  
Profit Sharing
$2,027 - $29,421  
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).
$106,371 - $240,540  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 625
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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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Senior Directors of Strategy may see a hefty downturn in earnings if they take top-notch roles like Executive Director. The average pay for an Executive Director is $73K.

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Popular Skills for Senior Director of Strategy

Survey results show that Senior Directors of Strategy use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Financial Analysis, Strategy, and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Strategic Marketing, Strategy Development, and Operations Management. Most people skilled in Strategy are similarly competent in Financial Analysis and Project Management. The majority of those who know Strategic Planning also know Project Management and Financial Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Director of Strategy

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Senior Directors of Strategy do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Salaries can reach six figures almost right off the bat; beginning workers who have less than five years' experience bring in a median of $141K per year. On average, Senior Directors of Strategy make $178K following one to two decades on the job. Senior Directors of Strategy who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $192K.

Pay Difference by Location

For Senior Directors of Strategy, busy Palo Alto offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 33 percent above the national average. Senior Directors of Strategy will also find cushy salaries in San Jose (+17 percent), Seattle (+13 percent), New York (+12 percent), and Houston (+12 percent). The lowest-paying market is Indianapolis, which sits 21 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Workers in Washington and Denver earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (17 percent less and 11 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects Senior Director of Strategy Salaries

National Average

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Skills That Affect Senior Director of Strategy Salaries

Project Management
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Financial Analysis
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People Management
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Strategic Planning
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Business Strategy
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Product Development
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Operations Management
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Strategy Development
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Strategic Marketing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 92 votes.


38 %
62 %

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: 96% dental benefits Dental: 91%
vision benefits Vision: 82% employee benefits None: 3%