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Senior Strategy Manager Salary (United States)

Salaries for Senior Strategy Managers in the United States are bountiful, with average pay above six figures ($135K) per year. In the world of Senior Strategy Managers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $35K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $22K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $80K and $187K. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is residence, though years of experience and the particular employer have a (lesser) impact as well. In this profession, the vast majority individuals enjoy medical and dental coverage, and most have vision insurance, as well. Male Senior Strategy Managers are more common than women; more than half (64 percent) of Senior Strategy Managers are men. Job satisfaction for Senior Strategy Managers is high. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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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.
$77,206 - $162,431
MEDIAN: $120,501
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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.
$77,206 - $162,431  
$3,938 - $34,973  
Profit Sharing
$2,944 - $22,352  
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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).
$79,953 - $187,287  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 562
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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, typical earnings are around $192K, the highest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($123K versus $240K) is great. Deloitte Consulting LLP offers the least pay with a median salary of $182K; furthermore, salaries there max out at only $229K. Accenture is yet another employer known for handing out relatively lightweight salaries.

Popular Skills for Senior Strategy Manager

Senior Strategy Managers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Business Strategy, Market Research, Strategic Planning, and Strategic Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 13 percent, 7 percent, 5 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. It is often found that people who know Strategic Planning are also skilled in Data Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Strategy Manager

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Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $92K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $126K. Senior Strategy Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $142K. Senior Strategy Managers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $150K on average. Just over a half of the workforce has between one and nine years of experience.

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With a pay rate for Senior Strategy Managers that is 30 percent greater than the national average, San Jose offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Senior Strategy Managers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+11 percent) and San Francisco (+10 percent). With compensation 16 percent below the national average, Boston is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Minneapolis and Los Angeles are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 12 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively.

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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 115 votes.


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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 91%
vision benefits Vision: 79% employee benefits None: 2%