Strategic Planning Managers in the United States take home an average $91K annually. In the world of Strategic Planning Managers, total cash compensation can vary between $59K and $140K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $20K and $13K, respectively. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The majority of Strategic Planning Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Male Strategic Planning Managers are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 57 percent of the field.

$59,490 - $125,927
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$130K
MEDIAN: $91,270
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,490 - $125,927  
   
Bonus
$2,750 - $20,251  
Profit Sharing
$967 - $12,745  
Total Pay (?
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$59,305 - $140,271  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 326
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$36.17  
   
Overtime
$23.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$2,750 - $20,251  
   
Profit Sharing
$967 - $12,745  
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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$59,305 - $140,271  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 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


Survey results suggest that Strategic Planning Managers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Business Strategy and Financial Analysis are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 25 percent and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Data Analysis. Most people 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.


Strategic Planning Managers with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $80K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $96K. Experienced professionals who have spent one to two decades on the job can score lucrative paychecks that average out to $106K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $120K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $95,509

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

For Strategic Planning Managers, working in the bustling city of Houston has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Strategic Planning Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+27 percent), Fort Worth (+21 percent), Chicago (+18 percent), and Portland (+16 percent). The lowest-paying market is St. Louis, which sits 18 percent below the national average. Workers in Dallas and Miami earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (8 percent less and 5 percent less, respectively).

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Key Stats for Strategic Planning Manager

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Strategic Planning Manager Salaries




National Average
$96,000


Skills That Affect Strategic Planning Manager Salaries

Business Strategy
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Oral / Verbal Communication
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Strategic Planning
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National Average
$96,000

Strategic Project Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
vision benefits
Vision: 76%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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