Director of Strategic Planning Salary

Directors of Strategic Planning enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($118K) annually in the United States. In the world of Directors of Strategic Planning, overall income ranges from $68K near the bottom to $183K at the top; this can include more than $35K from bonuses and more than $29K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Directors of Strategic Planning report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Male Directors of Strategic Planning are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 53 percent of the field. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$72,339 - $164,825
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MEDIAN: $120,160
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$10.07 - $40.85
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$0$185K
Salary $72,339 - $164,825
Bonus $2,993 - $35,838
Profit Sharing $1,309 - $24,832
Commission $11,000
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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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$71,072 - $185,929
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 360
Hourly Data $0$60
Hourly Rate $10.07 - $40.85
Overtime $60.00
Annual Data $0$185K
Bonus $2,993 - $35,838
Commission $11,000
Profit Sharing $1,309 - $24,832
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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$71,072 - $185,929
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 10

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Job Description for Director of Strategic Planning

The director of strategic planning holds a management-level position that involves working mainly with their company's senior management. These directors provide high-level guidance on the company's strategic plan, consulting with organizational leaders and making presentations on the company's past and future performance. They may work with the heads of multiple departments within the company (including finance, marketing, supply, and legal), company vendors, and other companies (to launch successful joint business ventures).

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Director of Strategic Planning Tasks

  • Lead strategic planning, and set and advocate for internal and external goals.
  • Define, track, and communicate metrics around new initiatives, comparing to previous outcomes.
  • Manage strategic planning team daily and lead organization-wide strategy meetings.
  • Identify and communicate risks and opportunities and generate plans to address each.
  • Develop, analyze, and communicate business models to guide business decisions, promoting data-driven strategic change.

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Popular Skills for Director of Strategic Planning


Directors of Strategic Planning report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Customer Relationship Management, Financial Analysis, and Business Strategy are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 25 percent, 18 percent, and 17 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Business Planning and Strategic Project Management. The majority of those who know Strategic Planning also know Financial Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Director of Strategic Planning

Pay by Experience for a Director of Strategic Planning has a positive trend. An entry-level Director of Strategic Planning with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $92,000 based on 60 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Director of Strategic Planning with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $118,000 based on 128 salaries. An experienced Director of Strategic Planning which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $137,000 based on 150 salaries. A Director of Strategic Planning with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $151,000 based on 61 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $126,296

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

San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Directors of Strategic Planning, 33 percent above the national average. Directors of Strategic Planning will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+22 percent), Los Angeles (+18 percent), Baltimore (+17 percent), and Washington (+13 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Miami, 3 percent below the national average.

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Key Stats for Director of Strategic Planning

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 50 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
22%
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Years in Fields/Career:
United States (change)

Experience Affects Director of Strategic Planning Salaries

▲20%

▲8%

National Average
$126,000

▼7%

▼27%

Skills That Affect Director of Strategic Planning Salaries

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▲24%






National Average
$126,000


Business Planning
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: 6%
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