International Operations Manager Salary

Pay for International Operations Managers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $69K per year. For the most part, International Operations Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number get medical and dental insurance, and more than half get vision plans, too. Women make up a slight majority of International Operations Managers (50 percent) survey respondents. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male International Operations Managers making up 50 percent of survey respondents. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$42,852 - $116,139
MEDIAN: $68,531

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$42,852 - $116,139  
$153.19 - $20,134  
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$-0.49 - $19,653  
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).
$40,981 - $122,052  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 137
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Job Description for International Operations Manager

International operations managers hold crucial positions in companies which do business around the world. They are responsible for managing, coordinating, executing, and overseeing operations in multiple countries at multiple plants and factories, and are also heavily involved in their companies' central business; this includes creating reports for superiors, often involving monthly and quarterly assessments of international operations.


International Operations Manager Tasks

  • Track and monitor daily workload to ensure client and operations expectations are met.
  • Provide staff direction in analyzing and resolving escalated operational problems.
  • Establish work flows, practices and standards to ensure that ongoing support is provided for operations.

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International Operations Managers who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Most notably, facility with Operations Management and Logistics are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 29 percent and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for International Operations Manager

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

In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $53K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $72K. For International Operations Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $81K. International Operations Managers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $89K on average.

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Experience Affects International Operations Manager Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect International Operations Manager Salaries

Operations Management
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National Average

Project Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.


50 %
50 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 15%