Country Manager Salary

Country Managers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $98K per year. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Men account for the majority of Country Managers who responded to the questionnaire — 68 percent to be exact. A large number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than two-fifths. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$42,661 - $170,604

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Salary
$42,661 - $170,604  
   
Bonus
$1,532 - $43,999  
Profit Sharing
$1,500 - $25,000  
Commission
$26,247 - $48,834  
Total Pay (?
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$44,248 - $201,337  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 139
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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

  • 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


Job skills reported by Country Managers are limited. 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. 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.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Country Managers. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $78K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $79K. Experienced professionals who have spent one to two decades on the job can score lucrative paychecks that average out to $134K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $162K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Country Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 60%

Experienced
up arrow 32%

National Average
$101,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 22%

Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Skills That Affect Country Manager Salaries

Sales Management
up arrow 30%

Operations Management
0%

National Average
$101,000

People Management
up arrow 39%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 11%
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