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What are the salary bands as a permanent strategist?

These are typically pretty good versus account management. Account management starts around £18,000 per annum as a junior and rises to about £34,000 as a Senior Account Manager (or SAM), then peaks at about £40-45,000 for an Account Director.
For Strategists it works thus…
Junior Strategists can expect to start on around £25,000 in most creative agencies, that then rises to about £35-40,000 after around two to four years for what we call Mid-weight Strategists. After you’ve grafted at the mid-level, Senior Strategists can command around £50-70,000 per annum depending on experience, rising to the region of £90-110,000 for Strategy Director if you choose to continue along this path rather than starting your own agency by this point.
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Greg is the founder of strategy consultancy GD | Inspires and spends his days strategising for various design agencies and clients around the world - see more at He is also a prolific entrepreneur having launched - a website aimed at giving advice and insight to new, existing and veteran freelancers as well as commenting on all things strategic. Feel free to email him at: or follow on Twitter @StratTalking

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