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Senior Strategy Manager Salary

Senior Strategy Managers in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $137K annually. Final cash compensation to Senior Strategy Managers varies from around $80K to approximately $189K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $35K and $21K, respectively. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geography, followed by career duration and the specific company. Work is enjoyable for Senior Strategy Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. There are more male Senior Strategy Managers than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 63 percent. Nearly all enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a strong majority get vision benefits. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$77,093 - $163,939
MEDIAN: $121,927

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National Salary Data (?
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$77,093 - $163,939  
$4,162 - $35,224  
Profit Sharing
$2,954 - $20,608  
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).
$80,409 - $189,498  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 587
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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.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Strategy Manager

Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $139K to just $225K — but Deloitte Consulting LLP offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $184K.

Popular Skills for Senior Strategy Manager

Senior Strategy Managers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Strategy, Business Strategy, Market Research, and Strategic Planning are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 13 percent. Most people who know 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.

For many Senior Strategy Managers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Professionals with less than five years' experience earn a median of $92K annually, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts report a weighty six-figure median of $127K. On average, Senior Strategy Managers make $144K following one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $153K.

Pay Difference by Location

For those looking to make money, Senior Strategy Managers in San Jose enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 29 percent above the national average. Senior Strategy Managers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+13 percent) and San Francisco (+8 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 18 percent south of the national average, can be found in Boston. Below-median salaries also turn up in Minneapolis and Dallas (13 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively).

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 110 votes.


37 %
63 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 90%
vision benefits Vision: 79% employee benefits None: 1%