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Country Manager Salary

Average Country Managers in the United States make around $98K per year. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Country Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Country Managers who answered the questionnnaire. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$42,467 - $172,620
MEDIAN: $98,403

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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$42,467 - $172,620  
$1,532 - $43,999  
Profit Sharing
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$26,247 - $48,834  
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).
$44,066 - $202,692  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 134

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Job Description for Country Manager

A country manager oversees the operations of a global company within a specific country. The country manager accomplishes this by acting as a liaison between the main office and the facilities in their assigned country. The country manager must make sure that the organization’s goals are being met in the country and that the employees of that country are meeting the standards that the organization has required. Conversely, the country manager also represents the country’s office with the main office to make sure that the country office’s needs are being met. Furthermore, the country manager must make sure their organization is obeying local laws and regulations. In addition to the liaison duties, the country manager also performs general management duties such as supervising staff, ensuring financial targets are met, maintaining and cultivating customer relationships, coordinating sales activities, overseeing market research, and developing strategies.


Country Manager Tasks

  • Coordinate, develop, and oversee staff, projects, and sales.
  • Develop goals and policies, and establish standard operating procedures that are in alignment with the organization's mission.
  • Manage all aspects of the product or project implementation in the assigned country.
  • Communicate with the primary office, report on progress, and act as the organization's representative in that country.

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Popular Skills for Country Manager

Country Managers typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Fortunate workers who know Sales Management command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 30 percent above average. People Management, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay. Most people familiar with Operations Management also know People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Country Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

The average inexperienced worker earns $80K. It's worth noting that someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a smaller median salary of $80K. Professionals who claim 10 to 20 years of experience can secure some pretty cushy paychecks; the median for this group is a six-figure $136K. Country Managers who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $140K.

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Experience Affects Country Manager Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Country Manager Salaries

Sales Management
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Operations Management
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National Average

People Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.


29 %
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 11%