Country Manager Salary

The average Country Manager in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $99K annually. With some bonuses approaching $44K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $124K, overall incomes of Country Managers spread between $45K and $202K depending on individual performance. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Country Managers. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$42,104 - $165,527
(Median)
$42K
$99K
$170K
MEDIAN: $99,135
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$42,104 - $165,527  
   
Bonus
$1,939 - $44,365  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $123,646  
Commission
$28,500  
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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$45,004 - $201,644  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 170
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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


Country Managers report a focused set of job 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. For most people, competency in Operations Management indicates knowledge of 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. Experienced professionals who have spent one to two decades on the job can score lucrative paychecks that average out to $137K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Country Managers report making only $130K on average.

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Experience Affects Country Manager Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
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National Average
$108,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Country Manager Salaries


Operations Management
0%

National Average
$108,000

People Management
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

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