International Sales Manager Salary

International Sales Managers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up slightly less than three-fifths of International Sales Managers. Pay fluctuates from $45K to $140K per year, but expected earnings average $79K per year. With some bonuses approaching $30K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $10K, overall incomes of International Sales Managers spread between $45K and $140K depending on individual performance. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Generally, women make up less than a third of all International Sales Managers who answered the questionnnaire. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$42,405 - $119,727
(Median)
$42K
$79K
$120K
MEDIAN: $78,739
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90%

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$11.86 - $37.11
(Median)
$12
$20
$37
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$42,405 - $119,727  
   
Bonus
$789 - $30,164  
Profit Sharing
$9.70 - $10,434  
Commission
$0.00 - $40,746  
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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$45,023 - $139,684  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 848
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.86 - $37.11  
   
Overtime
$17.63 - $31.43  
National Annualized 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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$789 - $30,164  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $40,746  
Profit Sharing
$9.70 - $10,434  
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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$45,023 - $139,684  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 24
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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

  • 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.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for International Sales Manager


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International Sales Managers sometimes assume positions such as VPs of Sales & Marketing. That role pays $133K per year on average. An International Sales & Marketing Manager role is the most prevalent career advancement for International Sales Managers. Paychecks for that role are $84K on average. The Sales Director position is another common transition for International Sales Managers; in this role, salaries are typically at the $96K mark.

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Popular Skills for International Sales Manager


International Sales Managers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Customer Relationship Management, People Management, and New Business Development are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 27 percent, 23 percent, and 22 percent, respectively. Those listing Sales as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Chinese, Mandarin Language and Project Management also typically command lower compensation. Most people experienced in Sales Management also know Spanish Language, Strategic Sales, and Technical Sales. Most people who know Business Development also know Strategic Sales.

Pay by Experience Level for International Sales Manager

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


International Sales Managers with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $58K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $82K. Professionals who spend a good 10 to 20 years in the workforce haul in an average of $102K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $115K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location


For International Sales Managers, Fort Lauderdale provides a pay rate that is 45 percent greater than the national average. International Sales Managers will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+26 percent), Boston (+24 percent), Houston (+21 percent), and San Francisco (+13 percent). International Sales Managers in San Diego earn salaries far below the national average by 22 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Employers in Los Angeles and Dallas also lean toward paying below-median salaries (18 percent lower and 12 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects International Sales Manager Salaries



National Average
$89,000



Skills That Affect International Sales Manager Salaries

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 27%

People Management
up arrow 23%

New Business Development
up arrow 22%



Sales Management
up arrow 2%

Strategic Sales
up arrow 1%

National Average
$89,000

Spanish Language
up arrow 2%


Portuguese Language
up arrow 10%

Project Management
up arrow 13%

Chinese, Mandarin Language
up arrow 17%

Sales
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 153 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

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