Senior Strategy Manager Salary

Senior Strategy Managers in the United States can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $119K per year on average. In the world of Senior Strategy Managers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $30K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $18K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $78K and $186K. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by location, followed by tenure and the particular employer. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn vision coverage. Most Senior Strategy Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$75,523 - $154,669
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$120K
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MEDIAN: $117,065
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Salary $75,523 - $154,669
Bonus $5,068 - $31,094
Profit Sharing $1,017 - $24,000
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$77,338 - $181,730
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 261

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Job Description for Senior Strategy Manager

Senior strategy managers are in charge of developing and implementing effective solutions to business problems. They use proven operational tactics to increase brand loyalty and sales, and they design road maps that will produce key benefits by bringing value to specific target segments. They also conduct research and use trends and metrics to improve their product or service. Senior strategy managers strive to increase company profitability by developing excellent working relationships with important clients. They also develop practical solutions and propose alternative options to everyday company obstacles.

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Senior Strategy Manager Tasks

  • Work with senior management to develop company business strategy plans.
  • Manage multiple strategy analysis project teams.
  • Evaluate merger and acquisition opportunities.
  • Conduct market analysis to provide information about activities of competitors.

Common Career Paths for Senior Strategy Manager


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For Senior Strategy Managers, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Senior Strategy Managers earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Director of Strategy.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Strategy Manager


Senior Strategy Managers flock to Deloitte Consulting LLP for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $202K lead the pack in compensation; however, Deloitte Consulting LLP also provides employees with a wide spectrum of compensation ranging from $144K at one end to $256K at the other end.

Popular Skills for Senior Strategy Manager


Senior Strategy Managers generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, facility with Strategy, Business Development, and Business Strategy are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 30 percent, 18 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Project Management. Most people experienced in Strategic Planning also know Data Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Strategy Manager

Pay by Experience for a Senior Strategy Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Strategy Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $102,000 based on 55 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Strategy Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $124,000 based on 151 salaries. An experienced Senior Strategy Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $148,000 based on 135 salaries. A Senior Strategy Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $164,000 based on 29 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $127,098

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

Senior Strategy Managers can earn above-average salaries when they head west to California. Specifically, Palo Alto, San Jose, and San Francisco represent the three top-paying cities for Senior Strategy Managers in the United States. Trailing the national average by 16 percent, Los Angeles is the market with the smallest paychecks. Workers in New York and Minneapolis earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (9 percent less and 5 percent less, respectively).

Senior Strategy Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Senior Strategy Manager?

Senior Strategy Manager in New York:
"Corporate culture, work flexibility."
Pros: Intellectually simulating and variety.
Cons: Navigating office politics, no long term priorities defined.

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Key Stats for Senior Strategy Manager

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
41%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
7%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Senior Strategy Manager Salaries

▲29%

▲16%

National Average
$127,000

▼2%

▼20%

Skills That Affect Senior Strategy Manager Salaries

Strategy
▲33%

Business Development
▲21%





Data Analysis
▲3%

Financial Analysis
▼0%

National Average
$127,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
41%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 97%
dental benefits
Dental: 92%
vision benefits
Vision: 83%
no benefits
None: 3%
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