Average pay for Senior Strategy Managers in the United States is more than reasonable, with annual salaries pushing past the six-figure mark ($121K). Total cash compensation to Senior Strategy Managers bottoms out near $82K and approaches $198K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $30K from bonuses and almost $25K from profit sharing. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by residence, followed by tenure and the particular employer. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The majority of Senior Strategy Managers (64 percent) who took the survey are men. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$75,960 - $174,812
MEDIAN: $121,147

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National Salary Data (?
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$75,960 - $174,812  
$5,046 - $30,258  
Profit Sharing
$2,500 - $25,434  
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).
$82,141 - $197,729  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 335

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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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Many Senior Strategy Managers move into a Director of Strategy role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Directors of Strategy on average bring in a similar salary to Senior Strategy Managers.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Strategy Manager

Deloitte Consulting LLP offers the largest salaries in town ($202K on average), but the considerable range in workers' salaries creates a rather varied pay scale that stretches from $144K to $256K.

Popular Skills for Senior Strategy Manager

Survey results show that Senior Strategy Managers use a fair number of skills. Most notably, facility with Strategy, Market Research, and Business Development are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 27 percent, 11 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Project Management and Financial Analysis. For most people, competency in Strategic Planning indicates knowledge of Data Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Strategy Manager

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

In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $100K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $128K. Senior Strategy Managers bring in $153K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $160K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $133,588

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

For Senior Strategy Managers, Palo Alto, San Jose, and San Francisco, three California cities, are home to the highest salaries in the United States, all offering a rate above the national average. Place of residence plays a huge part in a Senior Strategy Manager's salary, with Los Angeles Senior Strategy Managers earning salaries that are 27 percent less than the national average. Workers in New York and Minneapolis earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (12 percent less and 7 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects Senior Strategy Manager Salaries

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Skills That Affect Senior Strategy Manager Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.


36 %
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 90%
medical benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 2%