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What does a Senior Leader do?

Senior leaders hold executive or upper management positions and provide high-level leadership and direction for an organization’s essential day-to-day operations. Their direct reports are typically directors and other upper-tier administrators. The senior leadership members steer core initiatives and establish organization-wide policies and standards. They lead strategic planning and critical decision making. They select and oversee directors and managers. They manage budgets, approve major expenditures, and maintain important strategic partnerships. They may also serve as a public “face” representing the company and making official statements.

Senior leaders often have an advanced degree such as an MBA and should have a strong track record of successful leadership in high-ranking roles with significant responsibility. These positions require solid leadership skills and the ability to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously.

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
5%
2 - 4
30%
5 - 7
16%
8+
49%

Common Skill Sets

Service Oriented Architecture
Cloud Computing
Hybrid Cloud
Mainframe
System Architecture
Excellent Communication
Collaboration
Leadership

Senior Leader Seniority Levels

President
17% made the transition
Ceo
28% made the transition
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Senior Leader Salaries

Average Base Pay

$160,147 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$86K
Median: $160K
$247K
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Glassdoor Estimated Salary

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