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. In the world of Senior Directors of Strategy, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $55K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $51K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $104K and $252K. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. There are more male Senior Directors of Strategy than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 67 percent. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to most. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$100,725 - $206,405
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MEDIAN: $153,454
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$0$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$100,725 - $206,405  
   
Bonus
$7,500 - $55,237  
Profit Sharing
$2,000 - $50,658  
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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).
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$104,018 - $251,523  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 333

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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

  • Analyze trends in the industry and among competitors to develop proposals for objectives the company should implement.
  • 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.
  • Evaluate potential business partnerships and decide which opportunities to pursue.
  • Identify opportunities for growth and develop plans to take advantage of them.

Common Career Paths for Senior Director of Strategy


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For Senior Directors of Strategy who take on Marketing VP roles, career progression may result in somewhat decreased compensation. On average, the latter position pays $149K. Senior Directors of Strategy most frequently advance into Executive Director and Business Development VP roles even though the median salaries are $97K lower and $25K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Senior Director of Strategy


Senior Directors of Strategy report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Business Development, Financial Analysis, and Strategy are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 36 percent, 14 percent, and 12 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Strategic Marketing, People Management, and Operations Management. For most people, competency in Strategic Planning indicates knowledge of 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.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $116K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $153K. Senior Directors of Strategy with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $181K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $179K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $171,342

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

San Jose is home to an above-average pay rate for Senior Directors of Strategy, 55 percent higher than the national average. Senior Directors of Strategy will also find cushy salaries in San Mateo (+23 percent), Seattle (+21 percent), San Francisco (+17 percent), and Houston (+15 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Baltimore Senior Directors of Strategy earning much less — 38 percent less — than the national average. Workers in Indianapolis and Chicago earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (19 percent less and 15 percent less, respectively).

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Key Stats for Senior Director of Strategy

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 39 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
54%
20 years or more
30%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Senior Director of Strategy Salaries

▲6%

▲5%

National Average
$171,000

▼11%

Entry-Level
▼32%

Skills That Affect Senior Director of Strategy Salaries

Business Development
▲36%


▲12%

Strategy Development
▲9%

Product Management
▲4%



National Average
$171,000

Product Development
▼1%


Operations Management
▼7%

People Management
▼8%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
54%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
vision benefits
Vision: 84%
dental benefits
None: 3%
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