Strategic Planning Manager Salary

The average Strategic Planning Manager in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $92K per year. In the world of Strategic Planning Managers, total cash compensation can vary between $56K and $139K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $20K and $14K, respectively. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up a slight majority of Strategic Planning Managers (55 percent) who responded to the survey. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$56,839 - $126,028
$57K
$92K
$130K
MEDIAN: $91,541
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50%
90%

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$16.54 - $38.13
$36
MEDIAN: $36.17
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$56,839 - $126,028  
   
Bonus
$2,424 - $20,031  
Profit Sharing
$967 - $14,000  
Total Pay (?
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$56,003 - $138,874  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 310
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$36.17  
   
Overtime
$23.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$2,424 - $20,031  
   
Profit Sharing
$967 - $14,000  
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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$56,003 - $138,874  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6

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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

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

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Popular Skills for Strategic Planning Manager


Strategic Planning Managers generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, facility with Business Strategy and Business Analysis are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 25 percent and 3 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Data Analysis. Most people experienced in Data Analysis also know Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Strategic Planning Manager

Pay by Experience for a Strategic Planning Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Strategic Planning Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 115 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Strategic Planning Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $97,000 based on 143 salaries. An experienced Strategic Planning Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $103,000 based on 108 salaries. A Strategic Planning Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $118,000 based on 35 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $95,775

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

Home to some of the best pay for Strategic Planning Managers, Houston offers exceptional salaries, 30 percent above the national average. Strategic Planning Managers will also find cushy salaries in Fort Worth (+21 percent), Chicago (+20 percent), Los Angeles (+20 percent), and San Francisco (+12 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in St. Louis, 19 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Dallas (8 percent less) and Miami (5 percent less).

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Key Stats for Strategic Planning Manager

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Strategic Planning Manager Salaries

▲23%

▲8%

▲2%

National Average
$96,000

▼16%

Skills That Affect Strategic Planning Manager Salaries

Business Strategy
▲25%




Oral / Verbal Communication
▲2%

National Average
$96,000


Strategic Project Management
▼2%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 7%