International Sales Manager Salary

International Sales Managers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with just below three-fifths bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $77K annually on average but can range from $47K to $140K per year. The final incomes of International Sales Managers generally vary between $47K and $140K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses, profit sharing, and commissions as high as $31K, $24K, and $40K, respectively. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Making up 71 percent of those who took the survey, male International Sales Managers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Most enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to one-half. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$46,665 - $124,660
$47K
$77K
$120K
MEDIAN: $77,490
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$11.94 - $50.00
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,665 - $124,660  
   
Bonus
$1,622 - $31,030  
Profit Sharing
$49.32 - $24,126  
Commission
$1,521 - $40,134  
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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$47,478 - $140,176  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 499
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.94 - $50.00  
   
Overtime
$34.61  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,622 - $31,030  
   
Commission
$1,521 - $40,134  
Profit Sharing
$49.32 - $24,126  
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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$47,478 - $140,176  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 19

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Job Description for International Sales Manager

An international sales manager works for a business that export goods and services to other countries. They ensure that operations overseas flow smoothly on a day-to-day basis, including the delivery of goods to their purchaser. In addition, the international sales manager negotiates new sales of products, handle and solve any customer issues, and conduct any other customer support functions. An international sales manager also must be able to determine current market trends, what is working in the business' current advertising and selling strategy, and what can be changed ito boost sales and increase revenue. On a day-to-day basis, the international sales manager is in contact with subordinate regional managers and international customers.

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International Sales Manager Tasks

  • Ensure execution of the developed sales strategies, plans and advertising or promotional programs.
  • Maintain contact with key markets by visiting and investigating of the operating and local conditions.
  • Evaluate international market opportunities and provide analysis to management for decision making.
  • Plans and implements sales programs for either some or all of the company's product line internationally.

Common Career Paths for International Sales Manager


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For International Sales Managers, progressing to a VP of Sales role may result in a significant raise. On average, a VP of Sales can earn $143K annually. Given that the median pay is $83K, it may be surprising to find that an International Sales & Marketing Manager is the most common role for International Sales Managers to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into a Sales Director role — which pays $98K — is also typical for International Sales Managers, though less common by comparison.

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Popular Skills for International Sales Manager


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Lucky workers who know Customer Relationship Management can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 33 percent above average. People Management and New Business Development are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 28 percent and 33 percent. Those listing Bilingual as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Chinese, Mandarin Language and Sales also typically command lower compensation. Most people skilled in Business Development are similarly competent in Strategic Sales.

Pay by Experience Level for International Sales Manager

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


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of International Sales Managers. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $61K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $87K. After working for 10 to 20 years, International Sales Managers make a median salary of $99K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $100K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $84,541

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for International Sales Managers, Dallas offers exceptional salaries, 42 percent above the national average. International Sales Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Fort Lauderdale (+40 percent), San Francisco (+35 percent), Houston (+27 percent), and Seattle (+17 percent). International Sales Managers in Denver report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 34 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. San Diego and Atlanta are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 29 percent lower and 24 percent lower, respectively.

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Key Stats for International Sales Manager

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 87 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects International Sales Manager Salaries

▲18%

▲17%

▲3%

National Average
$85,000

▼27%

Skills That Affect International Sales Manager Salaries

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▲33%

New Business Development
▲28%

People Management
▲28%





National Average
$85,000





Sales
▼18%


Bilingual
▼41%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 87 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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