Country Manager Salary

Commissions constitute a big slice (nearly one in four on average) of overall compensation for Country Managers, and the median take-home for this group lies near $116K. In the world of Country Managers, overall income ranges from $46K near the bottom to $205K at the top; this can include more than $48K from bonuses and more than $122K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Country Managers survey respondents are men (75 percent). Medical benefits are awarded to most, and just under one-half earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$43,235 - $178,793
$43K
$99K
$180K
MEDIAN: $99,339
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$43,235 - $178,793  
   
Bonus
$1,479 - $48,380  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $121,641  
Commission
$30,000  
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).
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$45,558 - $204,655  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 122

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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.

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Country Manager Tasks

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Popular Skills for Country Manager


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. People Management and Operations Management as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks. It is often found that people who know Operations Management are 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.


For many Country Managers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $67K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $115K on average — a distinctly larger sum. On average, Country Managers make $132K following one to two decades on the job. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $182K.

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Key Stats for Country Manager

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Country Manager Salaries

Late-Career
▲57%

▲14%

National Average
$116,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼42%

Skills That Affect Country Manager Salaries


National Average
$116,000


People Management
▼46%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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