Country Manager Salary

For Country Managers, annual average wages total $98K per year. In the world of Country Managers, overall income ranges from $45K near the bottom to $202K at the top; this can include more than $43K from bonuses and more than $117K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a majority earn dental coverage. The majority of Country Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. More than half of Country Managers (67 percent) survey respondents are men. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$42,170 - $173,785
MEDIAN: $98,026

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$42,170 - $173,785  
$1,965 - $42,963  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $117,446  
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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).
$44,587 - $202,117  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 152
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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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Popular Skills for

Country Managers typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. 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. Most people skilled in Operations Management are similarly competent in People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for

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 $80K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $82K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $135K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $162K.

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Experience Affects Salaries

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Skills That Affect Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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


33 %
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 13%