Senior Strategy Manager Salary

A substantial slice of final earnings for Senior Strategy Managers (just under a third) arrives through commissions. Median overall income in this area is approximately $139K. Total cash compensation to Senior Strategy Managers approaches anywhere from $83K on the lower end to $195K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $31K from bonuses and upwards of $26K from profit sharing. While years of experience and the particular employer impact pay for this group, residence is the most influential factor. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Men account for the majority of Senior Strategy Managers who responded to the questionnaire — 66 percent to be exact. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$78,806 - $169,205

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National Salary Data (?
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$78,806 - $169,205  
$4,834 - $31,148  
Profit Sharing
$3,025 - $25,602  
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).
$82,851 - $195,280  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 665
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Job Description for Senior Strategy Manager

Senior strategy managers are in charge of developing and implementing effective solutions to business problems. They use proven operational tactics to increase brand loyalty and sales, and they design road maps that will produce key benefits by bringing value to specific target segments. They also conduct research and use trends and metrics to improve their product or service. Senior strategy managers strive to increase company profitability by developing excellent working relationships with important clients. They also develop practical solutions and propose alternative options to everyday company obstacles.


Senior Strategy Manager Tasks

  • Evaluate merger and acquisition opportunities.
  • Conduct market analysis to provide information about activities of competitors.
  • Work with senior management to develop company business strategy plans.
  • Manage multiple strategy analysis project teams.

Common Career Paths for Senior Strategy Manager

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Senior Strategy Managers who go on to become Directors of Strategy may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Director of Strategy, an upper-level role, pays $141K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Strategy Manager

The biggest paychecks can be found at Deloitte Consulting LLP — the median salary there is $192K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with the lowest salaries sitting near $142K and highest ones in the neighborhood of $253K.

Popular Skills for Senior Strategy Manager

Senior Strategy Managers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Business Strategy, Business Development, Strategy, and Market Research are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 10 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Financial Analysis and Project Management. Most people familiar with Strategic Planning also know Data Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Strategy Manager

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

Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Senior Strategy Managers. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $94K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $133K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $146K in this role. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $148K.

Pay Difference by Location

For Senior Strategy Managers, San Jose provides a pay rate that is 28 percent greater than the national average. Senior Strategy Managers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+8 percent) and Seattle (+5 percent). In Los Angeles, salaries are 13 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers pay around 13 percent less in Minneapolis and 11 percent less in Charlotte, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Senior Strategy Manager Salaries

National Average

Skills That Affect Senior Strategy Manager Salaries

Business Strategy
up arrow 10%

Business Development
up arrow 9%

up arrow 4%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 2%

Market Research
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Strategic Project Management

Data Analysis

National Average

Project Management
up arrow 4%

Financial Analysis
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 93 votes.


34 %
66 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 90%
vision benefits Vision: 77% employee benefits None: 2%