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Country Manager Salary

Country Managers in the United States can expect wages of $97K annually on average. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over two-fifths. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Country Managers who answered the questionnnaire. Job satisfaction for Country Managers is high. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$42,361 - $170,896
MEDIAN: $97,448

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$42,361 - $170,896  
$1,927 - $41,452  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $30,000  
$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).
$44,064 - $202,726  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 125

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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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Country Managers note just a narrow range of job skills. Fortunate workers who know Sales Management can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 26 percent above average. Those listing People Management as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Operations Management and People Management are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay by Experience Level for Country Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $90K, and those with five to 10 years' experience report a lower median of $79K. Experienced professionals — those with 10 to 20 years in the field — see salaries in the six-figure territory, securing around $134K on average. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $135K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Country Manager Salaries

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Skills That Affect Country Manager Salaries

Sales Management
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Operations Management
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People Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.


30 %
70 %

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: 88% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 12%