Strategic Planning Manager Salary

Median pay for Strategic Planning Managers in the United States is around $90K per year. Total cash compensation for Strategic Planning Managers runs from $57K to $138K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $20K and profit sharing that can reach almost $13K. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Strategic Planning Managers making up 56 percent of survey respondents. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. The majority of Strategic Planning Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$57,342 - $125,360
$57K
$90K
$130K
MEDIAN: $90,358
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50%
90%

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$16.54 - $38.13
$36
MEDIAN: $36.17
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$0$138K
Salary $57,342 - $125,360
Bonus $2,022 - $20,014
Profit Sharing $253.42 - $12,900
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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$57,107 - $138,204
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 374
Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $36.17
Overtime $23.70
Annual Data $0$138K
Bonus $2,022 - $20,014
Profit Sharing $253.42 - $12,900
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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$57,107 - $138,204
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 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 show that Strategic Planning Managers use a fair number of skills. Most notably, facility with Business Strategy, Business Analysis, and Financial Analysis are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 26 percent, 4 percent, and 3 percent, respectively. For most people, competency in Data Analysis indicates knowledge of 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: $95,245

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

With a pay rate for Strategic Planning Managers that is 31 percent greater than the national average, Houston offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Strategic Planning Managers will also find cushy salaries in Fort Worth (+21 percent), Chicago (+21 percent), Los Angeles (+21 percent), and San Francisco (+13 percent). Trailing the national average by 18 percent, St. Louis is the market with the smallest paychecks. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Dallas (8 percent less) and Miami (4 percent less).

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Key Stats for Strategic Planning Manager

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 62 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Strategic Planning Manager Salaries

▲24%

▲8%

▲2%

National Average
$95,000

▼16%

Skills That Affect Strategic Planning Manager Salaries

Business Strategy
▲26%



Oral / Verbal Communication
▲3%



National Average
$95,000

Strategic Project Management
▼2%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 62 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
vision benefits
Vision: 78%
no benefits
None: 6%
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