Country Manager Salary

Compensation for Country Managers in the United States is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($101K). Total cash compensation to Country Managers bottoms out near $48K and approaches $200K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $47K from bonuses and almost $125K from profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 82 percent of Country Managers are male. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and just over two-fifths collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$45,209 - $173,622
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MEDIAN: $100,772
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$0$199K
Salary $45,209 - $173,622
Bonus $1,736 - $46,978
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $124,800
Commission $27,500
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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).
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$47,902 - $199,540
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 123

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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


Survey results show that Country Managers typically report just a few professional 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

Pay by Experience for a Country Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Country Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 37 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Country Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $121,000 based on 39 salaries. An experienced Country Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $133,000 based on 53 salaries. A Country Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $177,000 based on 25 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $120,410

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

San Diego offers some of the highest pay in the country for Country Managers, 41 percent above the national average. Country Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+31 percent), Boston (+15 percent), San Francisco (+10 percent), and New York (+2 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Country Managers in Austin earning a whopping 61 percent below the national average.

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Key Stats for Country Manager

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
25%
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Experience Affects Country Manager Salaries

▲47%

▲10%

▼0%

National Average
$120,000

▼44%

Skills That Affect Country Manager Salaries


National Average
$120,000


People Management
▼48%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
vision benefits
Vision: 31%
no benefits
None: 17%
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