Strategic Planning Manager Salary

Strategic Planning Managers in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $94K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $24K and $15K, respectively — total cash payment to Strategic Planning Managers can bottom out near $62K or peak near $143K depending on individual performance. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Men account for the majority of Strategic Planning Managers who responded to the questionnaire — 66 percent to be exact. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers.

$61,543 - $126,689

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$61,543 - $126,689  
   
Bonus
$997 - $24,416  
Profit Sharing
$2,061 - $14,544  
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$61,585 - $143,122  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 418
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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 only report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Financial Analysis, Strategic Planning, Data Analysis, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Business Analysis, Project Management, and Data Analysis. The majority of those who know Data Analysis also know Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Strategic Planning Manager

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


For Strategic Planning Managers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $83K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $99K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Six-figure salaries surface after one to two decades on the job — experienced professionals in this group reap a six-figure median of $115K. Strategic Planning 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 $120K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Strategic Planning Managers that is 19 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Strategic Planning Managers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+14 percent), Houston (+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 (20 percent lower) and New York (11 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Strategic Planning Manager Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$101,000



Skills That Affect Strategic Planning Manager Salaries

Financial Analysis
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Strategic Planning
0%

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 71 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
41%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 5%
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