Strategic Planning Manager Salary

Generous salaries abound for Strategic Planning Managers in the United States, with average pay above six figures ($95K) per year. In the world of Strategic Planning Managers, overall income ranges from $62K near the bottom to $146K at the top; this can include more than $25K from bonuses and more than $15K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. The majority of Strategic Planning Managers (66 percent) who took the survey are men. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction.

$62,023 - $127,595
(Median)
$62K
$95K
$130K
MEDIAN: $95,371
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Salary
$62,023 - $127,595  
   
Bonus
$1,003 - $24,930  
Profit Sharing
$2,061 - $14,544  
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).
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$62,117 - $145,929  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 421
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Job Description for Strategic Planning Manager

Strategic planning managers lead their organization's overall strategic planning effort. They consult with senior managers to analyze past performance and determine the organization's best way forward - for example, in the management of mergers and acquisitions and the direction of the company's research and development. Additionally, strategic planning managers may have a large number of direct reports, and the manager must provide guidance and discipline for these employees. They must be able to conduct forecasting, helping senior leaders determine the best opportunities for growth within the business. They lead growth initiatives and may develop plans to purchase companies that would provide an opportunity for growth. This position is generally full time and takes place in an office setting, although travel may be required depending on the needs of the business.

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Strategic Planning Manager Tasks

  • Perform data analysis to support investment and financial decisions.
  • Manage company investment portfolios and propose plans for improving investments.
  • Work with company management to develop business strategies.
  • Evaluate and contribute to the execution of mergers and acquisitions.

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Popular Skills for Strategic Planning Manager


Strategic Planning Managers who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Financial Analysis, Strategic Planning, Data Analysis, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Business Analysis, Project Management, and Data Analysis. Those familiar with Data Analysis also tend to know Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Strategic Planning Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Strategic Planning Managers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $85K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $99K. Experienced professionals who have spent one to two decades on the job can score lucrative paychecks that average out to $115K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $122K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location


For Strategic Planning Managers, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 17 percent above the national average. Strategic Planning Managers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+14 percent), Washington (+13 percent), Portland (+12 percent), and Los Angeles (+3 percent). Strategic Planning Managers in Chicago earn salaries far below the national average by 22 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include St. Louis (19 percent lower) and New York (11 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Strategic Planning Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%


National Average
$101,000



Skills That Affect Strategic Planning Manager Salaries

Financial Analysis
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Strategic Planning
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National Average
$101,000

Data Analysis
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Business Analysis
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 74 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
40%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 5%
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