Country Manager Salary

Country Managers in the United States pull down an average of $98K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. For the most part, Country Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Country Managers who answered the questionnnaire. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$42,544 - $171,798
(Median)
$43K
$98K
$170K
MEDIAN: $97,879
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$42,544 - $171,798  
   
Bonus
$1,532 - $43,999  
Profit Sharing
$1,500 - $25,000  
Commission
$26,247 - $48,834  
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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$44,139 - $201,668  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 136
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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 who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Fortunate workers who know Sales Management can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 33 percent above average. Those listing People Management as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. It is often found that people who know Operations Management are 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.


Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $85K on average. Interestingly, those who have worked for five to 10 years report receiving a smaller median salary of $79K. Experienced professionals who have spent one to two decades on the job can score lucrative paychecks that average out to $135K. Country Managers who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $162K.

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Experience Affects Country Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 58%

Experienced
up arrow 31%

National Average
$102,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 22%

Skills That Affect Country Manager Salaries

Sales Management
up arrow 33%

Operations Management
up arrow 3%

National Average
$102,000

People Management
up arrow 39%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 11%
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