Director of Strategy Salary

Average pay for Directors of Strategy in the United States is more than reasonable, with annual salaries pushing past the six-figure mark ($126K). Total cash earnings of Directors of Strategy range from $81K on the low end to $198K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $40K and $30K, respectively. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Male Directors of Strategy are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 59 percent of the field. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$79,902 - $178,156
$80K
$130K
$180K
MEDIAN: $127,849
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$23.76 - $54.94
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MEDIAN: $45.00
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$0$200K
Salary $79,902 - $178,156
Bonus $4,122 - $40,800
Profit Sharing $1,949 - $30,913
Commission $15,361
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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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$82,512 - $200,628
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 567
Hourly Data $0$54
Hourly Rate $45.00
Annual Data $0$200K
Bonus $4,122 - $40,800
Commission $15,361
Profit Sharing $1,949 - $30,913
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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$82,512 - $200,628
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 6

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Job Description for Director of Strategy

A director of strategy plans their company's overarching goals and vision. They work with other managers in the organization to achieve these goals using research, planning, and evaluation. A typical work day for a director of strategy involves a good deal of research. The director identifies trends in the market, forecasts patterns, researches the actions of competitors, and eventually formulates cohesive strategies based on this research. The final result of this research and observation is a cohesive strategy and plans that the director of strategy presents to the leaders of the company for approval. The director of strategy may also be responsible for planning training for lower-level employees in their organization as well. A director of strategy generally works full time for a single business, although they may also operate as a consultant for multiple companies on a contract basis. The director of strategy frequently works independently, although the director of strategy eventually meets with various business managers and leaders to present information and strategy.

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Director of Strategy Tasks

  • Advise department heads and senior management on strategic initiatives.
  • Monitor progress of the firm and competition to ensure that strategic goals and benchmarks are met.
  • Identify and clarify business development needs and objectives.

Common Career Paths for Director of Strategy


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Though it's uncommon, some Directors of Strategy move into roles as Senior Directors of Strategy, where pay is an average $174K per year.

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Popular Skills for Director of Strategy


Directors of Strategy seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, facility with Business Analysis, Business Strategy, and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 28 percent, 8 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Those listing Marketing Communications as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Social Media Marketing and Web Marketing also typically command lower compensation. Those proficient in Business Strategy are, more often than not, also skilled in Project Management and Strategic Marketing.

Pay by Experience Level for Director of Strategy

Pay by Experience for a Director of Strategy has a positive trend. An entry-level Director of Strategy with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $117,000 based on 80 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Director of Strategy with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $129,000 based on 227 salaries. An experienced Director of Strategy which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $150,000 based on 227 salaries. A Director of Strategy with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $154,000 based on 52 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $138,633

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

Home to some of the best pay for Directors of Strategy, Boston offers exceptional salaries, 25 percent above the national average. Directors of Strategy will also find cushy salaries in Charlotte (+21 percent), Los Angeles (+14 percent), San Francisco (+13 percent), and Chicago (+13 percent). With compensation 14 percent below the national average, Washington is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. On the whole, employers pay 8 percent below the median salary for those in this field in Tampa and Indianapolis.

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Key Stats for Director of Strategy

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 69 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Director of Strategy Salaries

▲11%

▲9%

National Average
$139,000

▼7%

▼15%

Skills That Affect Director of Strategy Salaries

Business Analysis
▲26%




National Average
$139,000

Research Analysis
▼1%

People Management
▼2%

▼4%




Financial Analysis
▼16%


▼24%

Social Media Marketing
▼27%

Marketing Communications
▼42%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 69 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 78%
no benefits
None: 4%
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