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Senior Director of Strategy Salary (United States)

Annual pay for Senior Directors of Strategy in the United States typically comes in around $153K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $51K and $31K, respectively — total cash payment to Senior Directors of Strategy can bottom out near $106K or peak near $243K depending on individual performance. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all workers, and nearly all earn dental coverage. Men make up the majority of Senior Directors of Strategy (65 percent). Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Senior Directors of Strategy. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$99,023 - $201,324
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National Salary Data

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$99,023 - $201,324  
   
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$5,980 - $51,189  
Profit Sharing
$2,250 - $30,521  
Commission
$4,913 - $25,434  
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$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.
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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 who advance to higher-end positions like Business Development VP may see a small decline in salary. On average, Business Development VPs take home $146K annually.

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Popular Skills for Senior Director of Strategy

Senior Directors of Strategy usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Financial Analysis, Project Management, Strategy, and Strategic Planning are correlated to pay that is above average. Those familiar with Strategic Planning also tend to know Financial Analysis and Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Director of Strategy

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Senior Directors of Strategy, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Salaries can reach six figures almost right off the bat; beginning workers who have less than five years' experience bring in a median of $147K per year. After working for 10 to 20 years, Senior Directors of Strategy make a median salary of $178K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $192K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience. The majority of Senior Directors of Strategy have only 10 to 20 years of practice in the field. Workers with more than 20 years make up the second biggest group followed by those with one to 10 years under their belt.

Pay Difference By Location

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For Senior Directors of Strategy, busy San Jose offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 23 percent above the national average. Senior Directors of Strategy can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+8 percent), Seattle (+7 percent), Boston (+3 percent), and Los Angeles (+1 percent). Washington ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 19 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Denver and Atlanta (8 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Senior Director of Strategy Salaries

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$177,000
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Skills That Affect Senior Director of Strategy Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 131 votes.

Gender

Female
35%
female alumni
 
Male
65%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
54%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

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