Senior Strategy Manager Salary

Senior Strategy Managers receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $122K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. In the world of Senior Strategy Managers, overall income ranges from $81K near the bottom to $192K at the top; this can include more than $35K from bonuses and more than $24K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geographic location is the main element affecting pay for this group — career duration and the specific company are driving factors as well. Male Senior Strategy Managers who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (63 percent) are men. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. For the most part, Senior Strategy Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$77,338 - $166,036

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National Salary Data (?
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$77,338 - $166,036  
$3,980 - $34,813  
Profit Sharing
$3,041 - $24,144  
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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).
$80,874 - $191,564  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 634
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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

Survey results suggest that Senior Strategy Managers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, facility with Strategy, Business Strategy, and Market Research are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 20 percent, 8 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay 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. Individuals with fewer than five years of experience earn $91K on average, but those in the five-to-10 year group see a six-figure median of $131K. For Senior Strategy Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $145K. 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 $154K.

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 (+6 percent), Seattle (+6 percent), New York (+2 percent), and Bentonville (+2 percent). Trailing the national average by 19 percent, Boston is the market with the smallest paychecks. Two other places where employers salaries are below the median are Minneapolis and Los Angeles (12 percent lower).

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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 95 votes.


37 %
63 %

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%
vision benefits Vision: 78% employee benefits None: 2%