Senior Strategy Manager Salary

Compensation for Senior Strategy Managers in the United States is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($120K). Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $30K and $35K, respectively — total cash payment to Senior Strategy Managers can bottom out near $82K or peak near $190K depending on individual performance. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by geographic location, but career length and the particular employer are influential factors as well. Nearly all receive medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision insurance. Senior Strategy Managers who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 63 percent. The majority of Senior Strategy Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$76,320 - $169,740
$76K
$120K
$170K
MEDIAN: $119,547
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$76,320 - $169,740  
   
Bonus
$6,450 - $29,956  
Profit Sharing
$2,424 - $34,883  
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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).
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$82,234 - $190,181  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 287

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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.

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Senior Strategy Manager Tasks

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

Common Career Paths for Senior Strategy Manager


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For Senior Strategy Managers, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Senior Strategy Managers earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Director of Strategy.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Strategy Manager


Deloitte Consulting LLP pays the most with a median salary of $202K, though with a large amount of variation, going from a low of $144K to a high of $256K.

Popular Skills for Senior Strategy Manager


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, facility with Strategy, Business Development, and Business Strategy are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 30 percent, 18 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Project Management. Most people experienced in Strategic Planning also know Data Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Strategy Manager

Pay by Experience for a Senior Strategy Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Strategy Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $102,000 based on 55 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Strategy Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $124,000 based on 151 salaries. An experienced Senior Strategy Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $148,000 based on 135 salaries. A Senior Strategy Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $164,000 based on 29 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $130,377

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

Senior Strategy Managers in Palo Alto, San Jose, and San Francisco — all located in California — not only make more than the national average for those in this profession but represent the highest-paid cities in the country for Senior Strategy Managers. Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Los Angeles, 16 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in New York and Minneapolis (9 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Senior Strategy Manager

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Senior Strategy Manager Salaries

▲26%

▲14%

National Average
$130,000

▼5%

▼22%

Skills That Affect Senior Strategy Manager Salaries

Strategy
▲30%

Business Development
▲18%





Data Analysis
▼0%

National Average
$130,000

Financial Analysis
▼3%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 92%
vision benefits
Vision: 77%
no benefits
None: 2%