Senior Strategy Manager Salary

On average, Senior Strategy Managers in the United States earn six-figure salaries ($124K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $31K and $25K, respectively — total cash payment to Senior Strategy Managers can bottom out near $83K or peak near $196K depending on individual performance. This group's pay is mainly influenced by residence, followed by tenure and the individual firm. The majority of Senior Strategy Managers (65 percent) survey respondents are male. Most Senior Strategy Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$78,959 - $169,985
MEDIAN: $123,574

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
$78,959 - $169,985  
$4,102 - $31,036  
Profit Sharing
$3,059 - $25,342  
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).
$83,302 - $196,067  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 680
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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.

Common Career Paths for Senior Strategy Manager

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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 $141K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Strategy Manager

Senior Strategy Managers flock to Deloitte Consulting LLP for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $194K lead the pack in compensation; however, Deloitte Consulting LLP also provides employees with a wide spectrum of compensation ranging from $141K at one end to $254K at the other end.

Popular Skills for Senior Strategy Manager

Senior Strategy Managers report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Business Development, Strategy, and Business Strategy are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 24 percent, 22 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Financial Analysis and Project Management. For most people, competency in Strategic Planning indicates knowledge of 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 lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $97K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $133K. Senior Strategy Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $146K. Senior Strategy Managers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $147K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $138,575

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

California is a land of opportunity for Senior Strategy Managers. The state is home to the top three paying cities in the field, with San Jose, Palo Alto, and San Francisco all offering salaries above the national rate. Trailing the national average by 17 percent, Boston is the market with the smallest paychecks. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Los Angeles (13 percent less) and Minneapolis (11 percent less).

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Experience Affects Senior Strategy Manager Salaries

National Average

Skills That Affect Senior Strategy Manager Salaries

Business Development
up arrow 24%

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Business Strategy
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Market Research
up arrow 3%

Strategic Planning
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Strategic Project Management

Data Analysis

National Average

Project Management
up arrow 4%

Financial Analysis
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 96 votes.


35 %
65 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 90%
medical benefits
Vision: 78%
dental benefits
None: 2%