Senior Strategy Managers receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $120K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $30K and $35K, respectively — total cash payment to Senior Strategy Managers can bottom out near $83K or peak near $191K depending on individual performance. Geographic location is the main element affecting pay for this group — tenure and the specific company are driving factors as well. There are more male Senior Strategy Managers than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 64 percent. Almost all receive medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision plans. Work is enjoyable for Senior Strategy Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$76,815 - $172,539
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MEDIAN: $120,386
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$76,815 - $172,539  
   
Bonus
$5,152 - $29,800  
Profit Sharing
$2,466 - $34,645  
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$83,063 - $191,456  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 310

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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.

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Senior Strategy Managers' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Director of Strategy. Median pay for Directors of Strategy is $139K.

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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


Survey results show that Senior Strategy Managers use a fair number of skills. Most notably, facility with Strategy, Business Development, and Market Research are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 28 percent, 13 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Project Management and Financial Analysis. Those proficient in Strategic Planning are, more often than not, also skilled 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 with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. The average inexperienced employee pulls down a cushy six-figure sum; the median salary for people claiming fewer than five years of experience is $101K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $151K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $162K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $132,031

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

There's tons of opportunity for Senior Strategy Managers in California, which is home to the top three paying cities in the field. Palo Alto, San Jose, and San Francisco all offer salaries above the national rate. Location significantly influences compensation, with Los Angeles Senior Strategy Managers earning much less — 25 percent less — than the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in New York (12 percent lower) and Minneapolis (6 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Senior Strategy Manager

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.
041
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Senior Strategy Manager Salaries



National Average
$132,000



Skills That Affect Senior Strategy Manager Salaries

Strategy
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Business Development
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Data Analysis
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Strategic Project Management
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National Average
$132,000

Financial Analysis
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 92%
vision benefits
Vision: 76%
dental benefits
None: 2%
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