Country Manager Salary

Country Managers in the United States take home approximately $98K annually on average. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Country Managers. Male Country Managers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Most enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over two-fifths. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$42,544 - $171,798
MEDIAN: $97,879

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$42,544 - $171,798  
$1,532 - $43,999  
Profit Sharing
$1,500 - $25,000  
$26,247 - $48,834  
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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).
$44,139 - $201,668  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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.


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 typically list a handful of skills 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. Those familiar with Operations Management also tend to know People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Country Manager

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

Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $85K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience report earning less ($79K) on average. Experienced professionals who have spent one to two decades on the job can score lucrative paychecks that average out to $135K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $162K on average.

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Experience Affects Country Manager Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Country Manager Salaries

Sales Management
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Operations Management
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National Average

People Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 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: 89% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 11%