Senior Strategy Manager Salary

Senior Strategy Managers in the United States can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $124K) surpassing six figures annually. Total cash earnings of Senior Strategy Managers range from $83K on the low end to $196K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $31K and $25K, respectively. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by location, followed by years of experience and the particular employer. The majority of Senior Strategy Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. There are more male Senior Strategy Managers than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 65 percent. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$78,959 - $169,985
MEDIAN: $123,574

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

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
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Comp Managers: Start Here »

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

Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px

For Senior Strategy Managers, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Senior Strategy Managers earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Director of Strategy.

Senior Strategy Manager Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Strategy Manager

Deloitte Consulting LLP offers the largest salaries in town ($194K on average), but the considerable range in workers' salaries creates a rather varied pay scale that stretches from $141K to $254K.

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 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 seem to negatively impact pay include Financial Analysis and Project Management. Most people who know 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 with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Whereas the median salary for inexperienced employees is approximately $97K, incomes in the five-to-10 year group are significantly higher, averaging to the comfortable six-figure sum of $133K. Senior Strategy Managers bring in $146K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $147K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $138,575

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

Senior Strategy Managers can earn above-average salaries when they head west to California. Specifically, San Jose, Palo Alto, and San Francisco represent the three top-paying cities for Senior Strategy Managers in the United States. Falling short of the national average by 17 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Boston. Employers pay around 13 percent less in Los Angeles and 11 percent less in Minneapolis, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Comp Managers: Start Here »

Experience Affects Senior Strategy Manager Salaries

National Average

Skills That Affect Senior Strategy Manager Salaries

Business Development
up arrow 24%

up arrow 22%

Business Strategy
up arrow 6%

Market Research
up arrow 3%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 2%

Strategic Project Management

Data Analysis

National Average

Project Management
up arrow 4%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 9%

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%