Senior Strategy Manager Salary

Senior Strategy Managers enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($122K) annually in the United States. Overall cash earnings for Senior Strategy Managers stretch from $80K on the lower end to $192K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $35K from bonuses and $23K from profit sharing. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length and the particular employer. The majority of Senior Strategy Managers (62 percent) who took the survey are men. The majority of Senior Strategy Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$76,154 - $165,888
MEDIAN: $122,287

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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.
$76,154 - $165,888  
$3,938 - $35,021  
Profit Sharing
$3,030 - $22,510  
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).
$79,872 - $191,649  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 632
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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

Employees at Deloitte Consulting LLP enjoy the biggest paychecks, and $184K is the median salary. Range in pay, on the other hand, is narrow, with lower figures hovering around $139K and higher ones not far away at only $212K.

Popular Skills for Senior Strategy Manager

Senior Strategy Managers generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, facility with Strategy, Business Strategy, and Market Research are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 20 percent, 8 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Financial Analysis, Project Management, and Business Development. The majority of those 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.

Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Although inexperienced employees take home approximately $91K, those who have five to 10 years under their belts benefit from a six-figure median of $132K. Senior Strategy Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $146K. Senior Strategy Managers 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 $152K.

Pay Difference by Location

San Jose offers some of the highest pay in the country for Senior Strategy Managers, 28 percent above the national average. Senior Strategy Managers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+6 percent) and Seattle (+6 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Boston, 19 percent below the national average. Employers in Minneapolis and Los Angeles also lean toward paying below-median salaries (12 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Senior Strategy Manager Salaries

National Average

Skills That Affect Senior Strategy Manager Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 97 votes.


38 %
62 %

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: 78% employee benefits None: 2%