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Senior Strategy Manager Salary

Compensation for Senior Strategy Managers in the United States is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($122K). Overall cash earnings for Senior Strategy Managers stretch from $80K on the lower end to $191K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $35K from bonuses and $22K from profit sharing. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by geographic location, but years of experience and the specific company are influential factors as well. Male Senior Strategy Managers are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 63 percent of professionals. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Senior Strategy Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$77,477 - $165,427
MEDIAN: $122,126

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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.
$77,477 - $165,427  
$4,112 - $35,077  
Profit Sharing
$3,036 - $22,352  
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).
$80,119 - $191,325  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 610

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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

For Senior Strategy Managers, comfortable salaries can be found at Accenture; in fact, average earnings are around $186K, the highest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($132K versus $237K) is great.

Popular Skills for Senior Strategy Manager

Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Strategy, Business Strategy, Market Research, and Strategic Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 13 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Financial Analysis, Project Management, and Business Development. Those educated in Strategic Planning tend to be well versed in Data Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Strategy Manager

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

Senior Strategy Managers generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $92K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $130K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $145K. 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 $150K.

Pay Difference by Location

Senior Strategy Managers will find that San Jose offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 28 percent. Senior Strategy Managers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+8 percent) and Seattle (+6 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Boston, 17 percent below the national average. Employers in Minneapolis and Bentonville also lean toward paying below-median salaries (13 percent lower and 9 percent lower, 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 101 votes.


38 %
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: 78% employee benefits None: 2%