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Country Manager Salary (United States)

Country Managers in the United States can expect wages of $97K per year on average. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Men account for the majority of Country Managers who responded to the questionnaire — 68 percent to be exact. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$42,406 - $170,300
MEDIAN: $97,277
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National Salary Data

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$42,406 - $170,300  
$1,939 - $40,359  
Profit Sharing
$2,948 - $30,521  
$23,500 - $56,000  
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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).
$44,111 - $202,553  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 106
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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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Survey takers who work as Country Managers report a focused set of job skills. Operations Management and Sales Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Sales Management and Operations Management, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Country Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $90K. It's worth noting that people with five to 10 years of experience report bringing in less at around $74K on average. Between one and two decades on the job, average salaries pass the six-figure mark at around $133K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $140K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

Pay Difference By Location

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For Country Managers, busy Houston offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 59 percent above the national average. Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Country Managers in Portland earning a whopping 46 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Country Manager Salaries

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Skills That Affect Country Manager Salaries

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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 9%