Country Manager Salary

The average Country Manager in the United States earns approximately $99K annually. Total cash compensation to Country Managers bottoms out near $45K and approaches $202K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $44K from bonuses and almost $124K from profit sharing. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the greater part earn dental coverage. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Read More
$42,104 - $165,527
MEDIAN: $99,135

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
$42,104 - $165,527  
$1,939 - $44,365  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $123,646  
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).
$45,004 - $201,644  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 170
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Comp Managers: Start Here »

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.

Country Manager Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Popular Skills for Country Manager

Survey takers who work as Country Managers usually report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Sales Management, Operations Management, and People Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Those listing People Management as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Those proficient in Operations Management are, more often than not, also skilled in People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Country Manager

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

Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $78K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $85K. Professionals who spend a good 10 to 20 years in the workforce haul in an average of $137K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $130K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Comp Managers: Start Here »

Experience Affects Country Manager Salaries

up arrow 27%

up arrow 21%

National Average

up arrow 21%

up arrow 28%

Skills That Affect Country Manager Salaries

Operations Management

National Average

People Management
up arrow 43%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.


31 %
69 %

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: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
medical benefits
Vision: 39%
dental benefits
None: 14%