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Senior Strategy Manager Salary

Average pay for a Senior Strategy Manager in the United States is considerable, rounding six figures at $122K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $35K and $23K, respectively — total cash payment to Senior Strategy Managers can bottom out near $80K or peak near $190K depending on individual performance. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is residence, though years of experience and the specific company have a (lesser) impact as well. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. For the most part, Senior Strategy Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 62 percent of Senior Strategy Managers are male. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$76,726 - $164,680
MEDIAN: $122,208

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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.
$76,726 - $164,680  
$4,785 - $35,095  
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).
$80,339 - $190,448  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 617

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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

With a median salary of $184K, Deloitte Consulting LLP offers Senior Strategy Managers the highest pay. However, earnings don't seem to live on a large spectrum; they generally peter out at $139K and are capped at $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 21 percent, 8 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Financial Analysis, Project Management, and Business Development. Most people experienced in 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.

Senior Strategy Managers who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $91K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $131K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $146K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $150K.

Pay Difference by Location

For Senior Strategy Managers, San Jose provides a pay rate that is 28 percent greater than the national average. Senior Strategy Managers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+7 percent) and Seattle (+6 percent). Trailing the national average by 19 percent, Boston is the market with the smallest paychecks. Workers in Washington and Minneapolis earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (14 percent less and 13 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 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%